Donating Technology’s Castaways.
One way to help the environment, and to possibly save a little on your tax bill this year, is to donate your old gadgets to charity….Yet only about 5 percent of discarded PC’s are being donated to charities or nonprofit groups…. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 80 percent of discarded computer components will end up in landfills. By Barbara Whitaker. [New York Times: Science]
Donations won’t be enough to turn the tide. European product take back requirements and corporate take back initiatives like HP’s will be more significant drivers of change.

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