Wednesday, February 08, 2006

How to get rid of e-waste safely

I am not sure if I am a fan of the new reporter.co.za site but I did find this article a little interesting. After all, if no one else is talking about it, maybe a place like Reporter is just the place. My only worry is that a large news company is using people's good will to make money. Kind of like Google, just more mischivious.

Read the article though, here is a snippit.....

A South African website has been launched recently to promote the environmentally sound management of electronic waste in the country.

An initiative of the e-Waste Association of South Africa (eWASA), the site serves as an information hub to enlighten people about the dangers of e-waste. The site lists recommended service providers to take care of waste.

Electronic waste includes computers, entertainment electronics, mobile phones and other items that have been discarded by their original users. While there is no generally accepted definition of e-waste, in most cases e-waste consists of expensive and more or less durable products used for data processing, telecommunications or entertainment in private households and businesses.

1 comment:

b79 said...

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