Destination of 'recycled' electronics may surprise you

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    This is good.:eusa_eh:
     
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    Yup, I was very suprised to learn this(from a different source) It seems that it costs ten times as much to recycle the components, as to ship them overseas. But it is even more surprising that you think this is a good solution.


    WHY????
     
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    Look at the little emoticon. He was being facetious.
     
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    What she said ....
     
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    Don't bother trying to explain it to Doniston, he is just a tad short of a full deck to begin with.
     
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    You know, i've pondered the whole recycling of cpu parts quite a bit and it sucks that it seems to be neither cost effective or beneficial to anyone to do so. I'm sure you all know how it is... next thing you know you've got 5x 15 inch crt's, a row of empty tower cases, video sound and ethernet cards...


    I guess i've wondered why the push to produce 200 dollar laptops for third world countries when there is no tech support in the frickin bush. Is my old amd k6 233 not good enough, dammit?
     
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    Yeah, it'd be too nice for us if they'd make these things easy for Joe Average to replace parts and not have to buy a new PC. Oh ... wait ... that would ruin the whole corporate greed thing ...:eusa_shifty:
     

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