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RE: [GreenYes] Computer Recycling
There used to be a US group that did this a few years ago - there seemd to be no 
problem with doing it; all it would probably take is to network with org's in various 
countries, and simply ship computers to them in rotation, say... apparently, one of the 
obstacles (obviously not a big one!) is the cost of transport...

if requested, I am sure we can find an org or two in Sputh Africa that may be keen....

regards
Muna

On 5 Feb 2003 at 9:43, TomT wrote:

> There might be some legal issues regarding 'exporting' these types of
> items from the US.  I don't know about other countries.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vipen Mahajan [mailto:VMahajan@no.address]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 11:35 PM
> To: jholt; mb198@no.address; Michael & Susan Kramer
> Cc: GRRN list serve; sid morris
> Subject: Re: [GreenYes] Computer Recycling
> 
> 
> Hi,
> A few years ago a 386 or 486 PC was considered to be top of the line
> and powerful. Today even Pentium 200 MHz are considered useless and
> are being consigned to the scrap heap. Most of these computers are in
> good working order, and could easily work for several years more. They
> are being junked, as they cannot run the latest Microsoft, or other
> commercial software's.
> 
> I am working on an Open Source based business software (ERP and CRM)
> for small and medium sized businesses (10-50 users). It has features
> like those available in SAP, Peoplesoft, Oracle etc.and has been
> designed for global implementation, with multi-currency, language and
> accounting etc. It has been downloaded over 400,000 times from the
> internet. Is suitable for people on the wrong side of the digital
> divide, around the world (including smaller businesses in the
> developed countries). It can use Pentium II/Celeron 200 MHz and above
> PCs, as user PCs, and with today's Pentium 4's, as servers, for this
> software.
> 
> Using Open Source software (free/in-expensive) and re-cycled/salvaged
> computers we can develop affordable IT solutions and  extend the
> benefits of the IT revolution to all corners of the globe. It would
> give benefits to all, less/no scrapping, affordable IT solutions etc.
> 
> I would be interested in collaborating with interested people for
> implementing a plan to salvage, transport and use these computers,
> rather than scrapping/re-cycling them.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Vipen Mahajan
> 
> Vipen.Mahajan@no.address
> 
> vmahajan@no.address
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "jholt" <jholt@no.address>
> To: <mb198@no.address>; "Michael & Susan Kramer"
> <mkramer@no.address>
> Cc: "GRRN list serve" <greenyes@no.address>; "sid morris"
> <smorris38@no.address>
> Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 12:08 PM
> Subject: RE: [GreenYes] Computer Recycling
> 
> 
> > My company does e-cycling for Dell and HP, among others.  We also
> > recycle wooden crates, pallets, loose wood, corrugated plastic,
> > tyvek garments and on and on.  With e-cylcing, though, we
> > de-manufacture the (let's say) mini tower to it's smallest
> > component, like a screw.  Then we can bale or shred only aluminum,
> > only ABS plastics of the same color, etc.
> >
> > Jean Ann Holt
> > Sr. Project Manager, Recycling Division
> > jholt@no.address
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: mb198@no.address [mailto:mb198@no.address]
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 6:40 AM To: Michael & Susan Kramer
> > Cc: GRRN list serve; sid morris Subject: Re: [GreenYes] Computer
> > Recycling
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > I have copied Sid Morris of  Electronic Products Recycling (EPR) in
> > to
> this
> > memo. Sid can tell you more.
> >
> >
> > Mark Bartlett
> > Canadian Auto Workers
> > Environmental Specialist
> > DaimlerChrysler Windsor Assembly Plant
> > Ph-519-561-9405 (T/L 833-9405)
> > Fax-519-259-4664
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >                       Michael & Susan
> >                       Kramer                   To:       GRRN list
> >                       serve
> > <greenyes@no.address>
> >                       <mkramer@no.address        cc:
> >                       com>                     Subject:  [GreenYes]
> Computer
> > Recycling
> >
> >                       01/27/2003 11:21
> >                       PM
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > I noticed the following from Waste Age Wire:
> > "EPA Challenges Corporations to Help Recycle Electronics Washington
> > -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accelerated
> > the drive toward a multi-corporation approach to electronic
> > recycling (e-cycling) in the United States by launching its Plug-In
> > to Recycling Campaign, a partnership with several electronics
> > manufacturers.  The goal of the campaign, which was announced at the
> > Consumer Electronics Show, held Jan. 9 through 12 in Las Vegas, was
> > the  launch site for the EPA's is to increase the national recycling
> > rate from 30 percent to 35 percent and to cut the generation of 30
> > harmful chemicals by 2005. Dell, Sony Corp., Panasonic and
> > AT&TWireless are among the early supporters of the EPA's recycling
> > drive, and selected Best Buy stores will create drop-off sites for
> > some electronics. According to Dell's Web site, the company will
> > take back any brand of computer for recycling."
> >
> > I looked up Dell and Sony to get their specific info on their
> > recycling program.  Has anyone out there ever investigated the
> > electronic/computer companies recycling programs, if there are any. 
> > Since my community does not recycle computers ( presently at least),
> > it would be beneficial to know of programs available so that
> > indivduals could recycle if so inclined... Any input is appreciated.
> >  Thanks. Susan Kramer Pinedale, Wyoming mkramer@no.address
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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