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Electronics recycling

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#58120

Electronics recycling | 17 February, 2009

We spoke so many times about recycling electronics being the correct way to avoid potential dangerous materials reaching a landfill.

Well here it is Best Buy is implementing a recycling program without it being a law and for free. I find this remarkable!!!

Why couldn't the Eurolanders (as DaveF says) come up with that, they could have avoided the whole RoHS mess.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?type=category&id=pcmcat149900050025&DCMP=category&ref=55&loc=20

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#58121

Electronics recycling | 17 February, 2009

That would take care of WEEEEEEEEE.

But wouldn't cover ROHS which is to protect the recycling workers.

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#58122

Electronics recycling | 17 February, 2009

The Chinese are the *best* at recycling electronics. "The best Jerry, the best."

See story for proof ->

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/06/60minutes/main4579229.shtml

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#58124

Electronics recycling | 17 February, 2009

This is a sad story but has a rather easy solution. 21st century toxins need to be recycled in 21st century facilities and not in a 17th century environment such as that village in china. The lead in the electronics they recycle is not the biggest problem but the dioxins released from burning plastics and bromine fire retardants.

The lead acid battery recycling program is a good example it can be done safely.

Recycling electronics can be done safely if done by knowledgeable people in the right environment. This video just shows how NOT to do it.

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#58137

Electronics recycling | 18 February, 2009

I've read that lead is the most recycled material in the world. It would be mainly batteries of course but still interesting.

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