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[greenyes] eBay joins tech companies to launch electronics recycling program
Hello Green Yes list Members,

Have any of you heard of this? Is it worth promoting?

Pat Schoenecker
Environmental Resource Network


RE-BAY
eBay joins tech companies to launch electronics recycling program

Wondering what to do with that old Commodore 64 or Macintosh II
gathering dust in your basement? According to an eBay survey, you're
not alone -- some 50 percent of American households have unwanted PCs
in storage. That's why the online auction giant has launched an
electronics recycling program they call Rethink. In a partnership
with environmental groups, postal services, and major tech names
including IBM, Intel Corp., Apple Computers, and Hewlett-Packard,
eBay will serve as a conduit for sales, donations, or recycling of
old electronic equipment. Enviros hope the program will reduce the
number of gizmos that find their way to the landfill -- currently
some 400 million every year -- where they can leak harmful toxins
like lead and mercury.

straight to the source: Austin American-Statesman, Bob Keefe, 07 Jan 2005
<http://grist.org/cgi-bin/forward.pl?forward_id=3954>

straight to the source: Reuters, Eric Auchard, 06 Jan 2005
<http://grist.org/cgi-bin/forward.pl?forward_id=3953>









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