How are companies tackling the e-waste problem? PC maker, Hewlett-Packard has an ambitious goal to recycle two billion pounds of e-waste by 2010. Correspondent Sumi Das talks to the company's director of sustainability, Bonnie Nixon, about how they are meeting the challenge by building recycling facilities and stepping up their business practices globally. Das also speaks with Michelle Price, a marketing manager with HP's imaging and printing group. Price demonstrates how HP is re-using materials from old printer cartridges to create new ones through a process called closed-loop recycling.
The real cost of e-waste
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How are companies tackling the e-waste problem? PC maker, Hewlett-Packard has an ambitious goal to recycle two billion pounds of e-waste by 2010. Cor...
Jun 2, 2009
I really need more information about the cost of e-waste in figures. If you know the sources, pls public here. Thanks. Further information about e-waste in Vietnam: http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/environment/48245/electronic-wastes-leave-behind-toxic-headache.html Ha.bui Cleaner Production Centre CPART
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i live in lebanon in the middle east . how can i help u clean the environment ? if I collect E waste like old computers, printers, cameras.... do you have anyone in the middle east close to me so I can return to and we can make a working plan together ??????? just give me hints how to start helping?
e-waste are a serious hazard. The developing countries are more at risk because they import thgings whose hazard threat is not known, largely as donations and technology. We should be honest with ourselves as global partners and go for full disclosure of hazaropus aspects of any e-product we export or donate to the developing countries. As we are aware, their disposal is too expensive, with the result that the entire population can asily be cleared from the earth, or even beter, have lots of birth defects and eventually a disabled population, which will only be a burden to the rest of the weorld. Mine is therefore to make a kind apeal to our develoed counterparts to play fair and just on us. Thanks Dr Afullo Augustine Nairobi, kenya
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I like the progress and HP's model. At least something is getting accomplished to address this threatening resource issue as well as sustaining an economic venture. Good report too.
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the best option is to ensure the good track of the waste, in no time will you see that the e waste will be more than present in the developing countries, thus paving way for the good buainess of e waste in thses conutries
thanks, i am early retired from sri lanka govt. job now free and willing to start computer repair and reuse and recycle programme in sri lanka. please help me to understand more about it . gerad
Ink cartridges account for a tiny fraction of e-waste. So HP shouldn't be concentrating on this - 87.5% of a Laptop (industrial average) is not recyclable and will end up as landfill (e-waste). For more information on how to really tackle the e-waste problem go to http://www.trade2save.com where you can sell your pre-owned electronics BEFORE they become e-waste. Recycling starts with re-use. Re-using one product reduces the e-waste by 50%, because an extra one isn't being bought new. It is over productivity which is fueling the crisis.
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Despite cheaper printer cartridge cost from non OEM cartridge manufacturers, I have always purchased HP cartridges as I am confident thet they would have returnable cartridge options. My company would not allow us to purchase non-returnable printer cartridges. HP makes this very easy.
HP's Job description "Environmental Marketing Manager" says a lot - this is a marketing initiative to clean up the industry's poor record on ewaste. In reality, when recycled responsibly, only about 10% of electronics components are recyclable, the remaining 90% will always become ewaste - see http://www.e-takeback.org/docs%20open/Toolkit_Legislators/tools/How%20Much%20E-Wastev4.pdf Every car (including Hummers) on the other hand is 90% recyclable due to stringent legislation over the years. The real way to tackle the ewaste problem now is to not buy so many electronics new, and for consumers to sell them on BEFORE they become obsolete. Doing this alone could reduce ewaste by up to 7 times right now! If a consumer buys a Core2Duo laptop, they should trade in their old Core Duo immediately instead of leaving it in a draw for 2 years. That way someone else will use it instead of buying new. Until now there has been no easy way of selling your pre-owned electronics unless you try your luck on Craigslist or eBay or opt to sell them for pennies on the dollar to online 'cash for your stuff' merchants. Trade2save.com is launching in the next 2-3 weeks. We'll buy your electronics for an honest price, sell them on to other customers quickly with a warranty, and give you carbon points so you can track the impact you're having on the environment. You can see our development site at www.trade2save.com/dev. We also have a blog www.trade2savetheplanet.com. Our aim is not to recycle but to encourage reuse - and make it as common to have a pre-owned electronic as having a pre-owned car.