Recycling programs raises awareness
Environmental organizations are
now calling on the United States to follow Europe’s example
and immediately implement the global ban on the export of hazardous
wastes from the United States to developing countries and likewise
to solve the E-waste problem “upstream” by mandating
that the electronics industry institute “take-back”
It was recently reported in COMPUTERWORLD
that The United States Postal Service (USPS) is also considering
a partnership to create a nationwide e-waste recycling program.
The Postal Service said it would
offer the service through its approximately 38,000 retail locations,
300,000 collection boxes and 290,000 letter carriers. Post office
lobbies could be used to promote the program, as collection points
for e-waste or for distribution of packaging and labels used for
return shipments, the USPS said.
In Texas, Goodwill Industries
is managing a partnership between Goodwill, Dell Computers and
the City of Austin to recycle computers.