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Jan162008

Refurbishing a new approach to PC / electronic product recycling

There is an easy, cheap, and environmentally friendly way to recycle PCs, cell phones, and other electronics, according to Jeff Ziegler, CEO of Austin’s TechTurn: reuse them.

The company, one of many that specialize in disposing of old electronics, says refurbishing offers the most efficient alternative to dealing with the world’s growing mound of e-waste. Energy doesn’t get wasted pulling old computers apart and melting down components into raw materials. Additionally, energy and natural resources aren’t consumed for a new PC because the old one has effectively usurped demand for it.

Approximately 80 percent of the notebooks that come into the company’s facility get refurbished and resold. The rest get picked apart and sold by component, or munched and melted.

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Desktop, PC, Cell Phone, Electronic, Products, Recycle, Recycling, Refurbish

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