[SunRescue] a sad, sad day

Michael C. Vergallen mvergall at double-barrel.be
Wed Dec 15 11:54:16 CST 1999

Yep, but the recycling of computer parts are now being questioned because
it happens that all so called recycling is done in 3rd world countries
who simply don't have the technology to dispose of the materials safely.
Basically what it comes down to is that reuse of computers are better for
the environment then the recycling of them.

Michael C. Vergallen A.k.A. Mad Mike, 
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On Wed, 15 Dec 1999, Bjrn Ramqvist wrote:

> Michael C. Vergallen wrote:
> > 
> > On Wed, 15 Dec 1999, Bjrn Ramqvist wrote:
> > 
> > > Geez.
> > > Things like this must be the only thing that makes me cry.
> > > Why, oh why doesn't everyone see the value of things. Why THROW AWAY
> > > things?
> > > Heh, give to the poor ones atleast!
> >
> > Or to a charity ... their is a charity in the states that takes computer
> > equipment and gives them to projects for the poor. I've seen a couple of
> > things on TV about that.
> > 
> > what a waste.
> Here in Europe it's even more widespread. Companies often return their
> used equipment to the manufacturer, in return they get better prices on
> new equipment. That's fine, as long as it stays that way. It's easier to
> convince the manufacturers than the owners of the systems.
> (manufacturers doesn't see any profit in old hardware, while owners
> often do.)
> On the other hand, there's this recycling projects everywhere. It seems
> so popular, especially for big companies, to "recycle" old computer
> parts. This is really bad. Computers that are rare and fully functional
> hits the dumpsters, REALLY hard. Nothing goes to waste. Only scrap
> remains.
> They often don't even get any money for the "junk", just a feeling of
> "purity" that they had done something good.
> (They have to PAY for getting rid of junk)
> I know, cause I just missed the opportunity to switch my B/W HP Scanjet
> for a much newer COLOR scanner, if I had been a day earlier! Same thing
> about all those (30-40) PeeCee's standing there... from 486 to Pentium
> class.
> Heck, if I knew about it just one or two days earlier, I could have had
> a chance to convince the owners. :-|
> Things like that happenings in front of my eyes, makes me almost cry.
> > Michael
> 	/Regards, Bjorn
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