Where do old computers go to die? This article discusses the increasing problem of disposal of obsolete hardware.
Leah Jung, a Denver consultant who advises corporations on how to handle high-tech waste, said she got a rude awakening when she suggested during an interview with a radio network that consumers donate their old computer equipment to charities that ship it to impoverished communities overseas.
“I got slammed with e-mail from Third World countries,” Jung said. “Basically the message was, ‘Don’t make us a dumping ground for your old equipment.’ “