Sunday, April 20, 2008

E-Waste

A Bright Idea:

E-Waste, aka The Velveteen Rabbit
We love our pc's, mac's, I-pod's,cell phones etc.... but they grow old/obsolete and we get a shiny new e-device. Then what should we do with the old one. A wonderful solution is near at hand for San Franciscans. James Burgett runs the ACCRC, the Alameda County Computer Resource Center.

They accept e-waste at one end of their building, sorting through what can be rehabilitated, what will be used as "organ donors", and what is truly waste. The ratio of what goes in as to what actually goes out to the landfills is low. They emit very little landfill waste at the other side. James' staff is largely made up of people who have been in need of their own recycling of their lives. But go on over to CURRENT to see for yourself. Then check the Official site for ACCRC.

And here for "Toxic Villages".
More Current E-Waste Pods can also be found here.
Merci de l`e'tude avec moi.
Thank you for learning with me.

Hugs,
Mary

5 comments:

ShabbyInTheCity said...

We don't have much recycling opportunities here. Just paper,plastic and tin cans I guess. The boys and I were just talking about batteries the other day.
My flowers....I've never divided them but was thinking about it...those are called 'doubles' anyway so they do appear thick! I've never fed them either.

mary hellen said...

You an also donate your old cell phone to a Women Shelter. We have done this for the last 6 years. You also get a tax form so you can take the dontion off on your taxes.

the feathered nest said...

That's a very neat program! I'll have to check and see if we have something like that in the Atlanta area. I know my local IKEA takes a lot of things our country recycling program doesn't like batteries etc.

Manuela

Anonymous said...

One of the solutions I’ve found that help tackle e-waste and keep existing, outdated PCs going is to go with a company called Userful. They’re huge on green computing and can use a single existing PC to power up to ten workstations at once. This is a huge way to help combat e-waste and bring outdated PCs back to life. You can find out more on this here – http://www.userful.com.

Merci-Notes said...

Dear anonymous,
Thank you very much for the tips!!!

With Kindness,
Mary