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E-Recycling - Computers
Electronic Recycling in Hampton Roads

Computers

Reports estimate over 500 million computers will become obsolete by 2007 in the United States alone. That is almost 2 computers per person and billions of pounds of surplus computers. (http://www.nrc-recycle.org)

Electronics recycling or E-Cycling can divert over 95% of these materials from our waste stream, which includes eliminating exposure of the many hazardous substances found in old PC equipment. For example, monitor picture tubes (Cathode Ray Tubes or CRTs) contain lead; computers and other related equipment also contain lead as well as other harmful metals and materials such as lithium, cadmium, mercury, beryllium and more. By reusing or properly recycling these electronics can eliminate exposure to these hazards and save resources in developing new ones.

Disposition and End of Life Options for Personal Computers Carnegie Mellon University's Green Design Initiative prepared a report which offers a projection of how many personal computers will be disposed of in the years to come. The study finds many fewer computers are being sent to landfills, as many more are being recycled as markets for used computers and electronic equipment develop.

CMU has the report available on its website at:
http://gdi.ce.cmu.edu/gd/Research/pc-disposal.pdf. Questions may be directed to H. Scott Matthews at [email protected]. Date: original publication 1991, updated 1997. For national listings of reuse organizations visit www.sharetechnology.org.

You may also want to contact other local charitable organizations such as Goodwill or the Salvation Army.
 
ORGANIZATION CONTACT INFORMATION
Argus Technology
 
Contact: Bill Breckenridge
Richmond, VA
(804) 353-2727
[email protected]
Second Chance
 
Contact: Bob Kelly
10700 Page Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 246-4542
National Cristina Foundation
 
500 West Putnam Avenue
3rd Floor
Greenwich, CT 06830
[email protected]
www.cristina.org/donate.html

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