Computer Dumping and Recycling – Pangs of Guilt

Computer Dumping and Recycling – Pangs of Guilt

Recently one of my Facebook friends shared a video with me and his other friends about the disposal of personal computers and their effect on the environment. I was, to say the least, shocked and then pangs of guilt moved in. Over the years I have thrown out computers, monitors, network adapters, printers and simply tossed them in the trash not knowing that there would be a possibility of some of that hardware poisoning people in faraway lands. The video he shared is at the PBS Website at http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/ghana804/video/video_index.html.
Here are two more for you to watch:

Recently one of my Facebook friends shared a video with me and his other friends about the disposal of personal computers and their effect on the environment. I was, to say the least, shocked and then pangs of guilt moved in. Over the years I have thrown out computers, monitors, network adapters, printers and simply tossed them in the trash not knowing that there would be a possibility of some of that hardware poisoning people in faraway lands. Videos for you to watch are shown below.

Here in Cincinnati, I learned recently that Brien Hope, a long-time SCORE counselor, works with the Cincinnati Computer Cooperative, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which recycles computers donated by individuals, schools, non-profits and for-profit companies. C3 refurbishes all the computers they can for donation to schools, and low cost availability to non-profits, students, senior citizens and low income persons receiving sate or federal assistance. In a recent email from Brien he said “This is to let you know that C3 runs an environmentally sound program which diverts computer equipment from landfills. C3 was named the computer recycling by the Cincinnati Magazine for 2009, is fully endorsed by the BBB. Component Breakdown: All CPU’s that are not economically repairable are stripped for parts content. The parts are then used to repair other non-working units. Any component that cannot be salvaged is sent to a ISO 9001 compliant recycling center . NO equipment is sent overseas.”

I would urge local readers to visit this web page (http://www.cincinnaticomputercooperative.org/donate_recycle_computers.htm) and choose to donate their used or defunct computers, printers, monitors etc to the Cooperative:
See http://www.cincinnaticomputercooperative.org/donate_recycle_computers.htm

The video he shared is at the PBS Website at:

http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/ghana804/video/video_index.html

Here are two more for you to watch:

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