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The idea of retiring computers never seems very hard. Just send an e-mail to employees telling them to pick out what computers they'd like to buy. Whatever isn't sold could be donated to a charity or merely discarded.



Those of you who have gone through the process know that it is not that simple.



What started off as a nice thing to do for the employees becomes a long, arduous and
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Toxic glass from old televisions and computer monitors could pollute landfills if new uses for them are not found soon, scientists warn. Cathode ray tubes, or CRTs, are made of heavy leaded glass, which is categorized as hazardous waste in Europe and most of America.


Fortunately, demand for old CRTs is high in developing nations such as China and India, where they are recycled to create the raw material for building new TVs. But as demand for flat screen TVs increases, the demand for
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As the e-waste industry proliferates, it has also become enmeshed in questionable practices that undercut its environmentally friendly image. A recent probe by the U.S. Government Accountability Office found 43 U.S. companies that sought to sell e-waste for export to Asia, in apparent violation of the law. In China and elsewhere, electronic gear commonly is stripped for reusable microchips, copper, and silver; dangerous metals are dumped nearby


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ComputerWorldArticle on federal legislation that was introduced to impose a $10 fee on PCs, monitors and laptops to pay for recycling centers. Article also discusses how PCdisposal.com is already providing disposal services for companies.

PCs contain lead, mercury and PVC plastics, which are all hazardous materials. The fee would be used
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