Dell launches first free recycling program
Austin American Statesman: Computer maker will take back all products it sold worldwide.
Apple to Begin Recycling Customers’ Old Macs
Associated Press: Apple Computer Inc. will soon adopt an environmentally friendly twist for buyers of new Macintosh computers by offering to recycle their old computers for free.
China’s toxic junkyard
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: When discarded computers vanish from desktops around the world, they often end up in Guiyu, which may be the electronic-waste capital of the globe.
HP is pushing states to force recycling of TVs and computers. Here’s why
Business Week: Aided by HP’s energetic lobbying, the greens persuaded state lawmakers to adopt a landmark program that forces electronics companies to foot the bill for recycling their old equipment.
Developing World Is Our Toxic Techno Trash Dumpster
Austin Chronicle: Each month, hundreds of shipments of electronic waste exported from the U.S. and Europe to developing countries for supposed reuse and repair are actually dumped and often burned in unregulated conditions, according to a report released last week.
Report: from iPod to iWaste?
Apple is compromising brand value and leadership by placing short-term financial gain over
environmental concerns. Learn more in this report!
Environmentalists Bypass Washington to Pressure Corporations
Environmentalists went door-to-door in Austin, Texas, where Dell is headquartered, explaining why they wanted the company to do more to keep old computers, which contain toxic chemicals, out of landfills.
Tech Waste Challenges Earth Day Spirit
Associated Press: The Austin-based Texas Campaign for the Environment is asking Apple to reduce or eliminate recycling fees for consumers and build in-store recycling centers.
Environmentalists Protest Apple’s ‘iWaste’
New York Times: Environmentalists said they’re targeting Apple because the company makes it difficult to replace batteries in its digital music players, and it charges many consumers $30 to recycle their unused or broken computers and laptops.