Linked by Howard Fosdick on Wed 7th Jul 2010 16:58 UTC
Editorial Last month, I described how the computer industry encourages planned obsolescence in order to sell more product. This business model exacerbates the problem of computer disposal because it artificially shortens computer lifespans. This increases production and, ultimately, the numbers requiring disposal. One result is that e-waste -- electronics waste -- is one now one of our most pressing environmental challenges. Updated
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RE: Good Article & Freecycle
by Googol on Sat 10th Jul 2010 07:05 UTC in reply to "Good Article & Freecycle"
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Yes, you don't want to see your PC end up as African landfill.

However, it is a bit of a concern that I cannot find "WEEE" mentioned in an article and +30 comments. The US could take some clues from that piece of legislation.

Also, the world should thank Europe for RohS, since this ousts hazardous materials to some extent not only in EU but everywhere (because manufacturers all over the world want to export to EU and hence have to comply).

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