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PostSubject: Does your old computer go to heaven or hell?   Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:28 pm

Where your PC winds up at the end of its life is something thatís come under heavy scrutiny lately. An estimated 1.8 billion pounds of PCs are disposed of every year, and only half of that (about 865 million pounds) are processed by recyclers, according to a report by International Data Corporation. While some of the nearly 900 million pounds of unrecycled computers are reused, for the most part theyíre thrown in a landfill or incinerated.

A huge reason for this is because IT organizations are failing to accept responsibility for the end-of-life destination of the PCs that they purchase. While computer vendors such as Dell, Hewlett Packard, Lenovo, Apple, Sony, Toshiba and IBM all offer take back programs for computers, most organizations donate their PCs, which simply shifts the responsibility to religious institutions or school districts.

So what can you do to help? Mostly keep your eyes open when youíre buying a machine. Check out if the computer that youíre purchasing has a good life cycle, and if the company that youíre buying from has a take back program (and be sure to use that program when the time comes to get rid of that computer).

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PostSubject: Re: Does your old computer go to heaven or hell?   Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:40 pm

windows to heaven mainly cos the number of times it made me to pray for it to work. Mac prolly hell cos it makes me do bad things like Internet pron and bittorents cos it works
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