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RE: [GreenYes] Computer Recycling responsibility
Title: Computer Recycling responsibility

Most of the survey data that has been done, including the only “general population” survey done by the Mass DEP, the survey work done in Minnesota and at 10 Best Buy collection events around the country indicate a strong willingness, and (depending on which survey data you look at), even a preference, for paying at end-of-life.

There are strong and compelling reasons to have a front-end fee, consumer preference isn’t one of them.




Chris Cloutier

e4 partners, inc.

2801 21st Ave S

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407


612.278.7141 (f)


-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf Of Lundquist, Jean
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 10:32 AM
Subject: [GreenYes] Computer Recycling responsibility


I do not disagree with Heidi's take on computer recycling responsibility…
HOWEVER ….  If the manufacturers are responsible for taking care of their
product when it's life ends, they will be a lot more responsible when they
manufacture the devise in the first place, to ensure there is a cost-effective
way to reuse or recycle the materials.  And if consumers pay the fee for
end-of-life responsibilities on the front end, they will know right away if they
want to pay for disposal or not.  After the product is used up, no one wants
to pay a fee.

Jean Lundquist
Blue Earth County
Environmental Services
PO Box 3566
Mankato MN   56002-3566

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