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Today, recycling computer equipment and electronics is sometimes only marginally cost effective. This is because most products are not designed with recyclability in mind. If products were designed with more foresight, recovery of their raw materials would be easier. This is an area in which governments and manufacturers need to work together to correct, and one in which enlightened consumers and voters need to show their preferences.

The electronics industry is striving to be the exception. Reducing the toxic content of electrical and electronic goods through initiatives such as the European Union's RoHS and WEEE are major steps forward. By reducing the toxic content of electronic and electrical appliances, the regulations simplify and reduce the cost for the recycler.

Economies of scale also make recycling viable. As recycling centers become larger they can process sufficient materials to contribute to their ongoing profitability.

It is illegal to directly dispose of electronic appliances in many countries. Always check with your local authorities as to the rules. In the U.S. electronics recycling centers can be easily located using websites like TIA E-Cycling Central and others.

In the News

Green computing is the mantra
Emissions Reduction Potential From Cloud Computing
Equipment Recycling & Disposal Services
Green Computing: Merging Eco-friendliness with Energy-efficiency
Following The Trail Of Toxic E-Waste
Microsoft Argues Cloud Boosts Green Computing
Green computing initiatives for small to medium sized organizations



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