WEEE to push PC re-use
An international charity has called for computer re-use to become a priority when waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) regulations come into force.
Computer Aid International has said that office equipment manufacturers and producers have the perfect opportunity to cut the amount of electronic goods being disposed by encouraging re-use.
The charity has also claimed that many producer compliance schemes, which are intended to ensure WEEE regulations are properly carried out, can actually cause environmental damage by shredding and dismantling PCs.
Tony Roberts, chief executive of Computer Aid International, told Computing: "These guidelines represent an important crossroads for the computer industry.
"We want to get the message across to producers, distributors and businesses that by donating their PCs to Computer Aid International they can ensure full compliance with the WEEE legislation and give the PCs a new lease of life where they are most needed in poor countries."
Computer Aid International campaigns to get businesses and large organisations to donate old electronic equipment when they upgrade to new technology in order to supply deprived communities around the world with access to modern equipment.
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