Friday, July 30, 2010

Are E-Waste 'Offsets' the Next Big Thing? | Computing |

Are E-Waste 'Offsets' the Next Big Thing? | Computing |

More... Following on the news last week that electronics exported from the U.S. and other industrial countries may be reused more often than previously thought, I got a heads-up about a new project that helps to minimize the impact of those exported products through a novel offset method.

The E-Waste Foundation, based in the Netherlands, wants to lower the amount of potentially toxic e-waste that ends up in Africa by letting companies pay a fee that will support shipping end-of-life electronics from Africa to Europe, where it can be more safely dismantled.

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