Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Feb 2018 21:30 UTC

Eric Lundgren is obsessed with recycling electronics.

He built an electric car out of recycled parts that far outdistanced a Tesla in a test. He launched what he thinks is the first "electronic hybrid recycling" facility in the United States, which turns discarded cellphones and other electronics into functional devices, slowing the stream of harmful chemicals and metals into landfills and the environment. His California-based company processes more than 41 million pounds of e-waste each year and counts IBM, Motorola and Sprint among its clients.

But an idea Lundgren had to prolong the life of personal computers could land him in prison.

One of those cases that fills any decent human being with rage.

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by Lennie on Tue 20th Feb 2018 10:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Drumhellar"
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given the extremely corporate slant in the (US) government.

This part made me think for a moment about that too:

"Microsoft wants your head on a platter and I’m going to give it to them."

I hope that was not what I meant and it was just a his speaking style.

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