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Scouse
06-06-2009, 04:30 PM
Last year I took three old computers to a Nelson collection point where there were thousands..... I wonder if they ended up here....
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/gallery/2008/may/06/computer.waste?picture=333898276

ubergeek85
06-06-2009, 04:48 PM
That was on 60 minutes a while ago.

somebody
06-06-2009, 05:22 PM
It depends who was running the collection. There are definitely legitimate recyclers out there, but also some shady ones.

pctek
06-06-2009, 08:47 PM
Yeah? Where did you think they went? So that one is in Africa, others are in China, and kids and poor people rummage among our toxins.
Sad isn't it.
Next time donate it to a worthy person instead......

Rob99
07-06-2009, 01:01 AM
The world is donating free lead and mercury, all they need now is to make fishing sinkers and thermometers, and send it back for sale.

beeswax34
07-06-2009, 03:24 AM
I think that the free lead is already being used in toys that are shipped right back to us :p

gary67
07-06-2009, 05:15 PM
It was part of the E day here in Nelson I took a CRT monitor but who knows where it all went

somebody
07-06-2009, 05:31 PM
It was part of the E day here in Nelson I took a CRT monitor but who knows where it all went


Computer monitors will be sent to Computer Recycling Limited in Auckland for testing where those in good condition will be made available for re-use; the remaining monitors and all other eDay e-waste will be shipped to DBI Tech Ltd in South Korea for recycling. Downstream processing is provided by Yongnamsuji (plastics), Samjingup (waste glass, CRT monitors, wire) and LG Niggojeryun (printed circuit boards). The equipment is disassembled so that the component materials, including precious metals such as gold, can be separated out and re-used in the manufacture of new products. from: http://www.eday.org.nz/about-eday/what-happens-to-my-e-waste.html

seltsam
07-06-2009, 08:57 PM
From what I can tell Computer Recycling in Auckland does indeed make them available for reuse ...by flogging them off on Trademe!