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[greenyes] Smelting of circuit boards


While we're talking about smelting...visiting the UNICOR run operation in Texarkana, TX last week, UNICOR officials told me that the circuit boards, once removed, were shipped to Germany for smelting.

Stephan Pollard
Environmental Dynamics
University of Arkansas


Toni Stein wrote:

HP is currently shredding computers(including plastic housings) and circuit
boards whole and shipping them from the US to Canada for smelting. The plastics
in the computer housing and boards which contain flame retardants serve as fuel
in the smelting process. The regulations for air emissions and hazardous waste
generation are different in Canada then in California.

Antoinette "Toni" Stein, PhD
800 Magnolia Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Telephone: 650-853-0314
cell: 650-823-7662
tweil@no.address

----- Original Message -----
From: "Anne Peters" <annep@no.address>
To: "Heidi Feldman" <hfeldman@no.address>
Cc: "Lyman-Onkka, Cathi" <Cathi.Lyman-Onkka@no.address>; "Hayward Helmick"
<mcswa@no.address>; "Dan Weisenbach" <dan@no.address>; <greenyes@no.address>
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: [greenyes] E-Cycling at Office Depot




HP processes in the US; they've got a plant in California and maybe more
elsewhere. HP received the highest marks on the Clean Computer
Campaign's Annual Computer REport CArd, and has signed the Principles of
Producer Responsibility. HP's efforts wtih Office Depot exemplify this
leadership (as well as being a canny market move!). See
http://www.svtc.org/cleancc/pubs/2003report.htm#grades for details.
Anne Peters
Gracestone, Inc.
303.494.4934 vox
303.494.4880 fax

Heidi Feldman wrote:



I checked with our local store and the program is in effect there. They
said they are shipping the material to HP Recycling. Does anyone know
where they process this...here or abroad?

Heidi Feldman
Public Education Coordinator
Monterey Regional Waste Management District
Tel.: 831/384-5313 FAX: 831/384-3567

-----Original Message-----
From: Lyman-Onkka, Cathi [mailto:Cathi.Lyman-Onkka@no.address]
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 11:23 AM
To: 'Hayward Helmick'; 'Dan Weisenbach'; greenyes@no.address
Subject: RE: [greenyes] E-Cycling at Office Depot

Info is at www.officedepot.com - scroll down if you have a small screen
(like I do) and it is in the left-hand column.

-----Original Message-----
From: Hayward Helmick [mailto:mcswa@no.address]
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 4:03 PM
To: 'Dan Weisenbach'; greenyes@no.address
Subject: [greenyes] E-Cycling at Office Depot

Greetings All---

I just read an article in today's USA Today that stated Office Depot
will be offering FREE Electronics Recycling from Sunday July 18, 2004,
through September 6, 2004. It states in the article that "consumers can
take old computers and other electronics to Office Depot for free
recycling this summer...". Just wondering if anyone else had heard
about this. I am going to call our local store to see if ALL stores are
participating and what items they are taking.
Anyway, thought I'd pass it on....

Laura Stiller
Monongalia County Solid Waste Authority



























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