Recycling Challenge: Your Computer

Two organizations ready to rid you of your Commodore 64
by Samantha Wittchen

Let’s be honest. Did you purchase a Gateway 2000 back in 1991 because you simply couldn’t resist those Holstein cow spots on the packaging? And now where is it? If you’re like many Americans, it’s probably waiting for a better home in a corner of your basement with your old Zenith console TV and the world’s oldest laptop computer. According to the EPA’s most recent statistics of computers, monitors, peripherals and televisions sold between 1980 and 2007, approximately 235 million units have been accumulated in storage, and that number doesn’t even take into account old audio equipment and cellular devices.

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How-To: Seeing Clearly

How to recycle your TV
by Samantha Wittchen


My television is older than I am. When I was younger, my best friend called it “The TV From Outer Space” because it has that mid ’70s space-age look. My sister, who lives with me, hates the thing. So, when the digital television transition became imminent, she was all but salivating at the prospect of us finally getting a new TV. Much to her dismay, we got a spiffy new converter box instead.
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