Originally posted by RicoDirenzo
The environmental impact of all those cheap puters in or landfills is nausiating!!!
Actually there is a bill that will come before congress at the end of 2006. If passed it will create a US Federal Program called the Electronic Waste Recycling Program.
Basically there will be a fee added to all electronics paid by the Consumer at time of purchase. This fee will go to "Recycling Plants as well as Transporters and Collecters. INstead of simply throwing your electronics away, there will be a special place to deposit it. Then the electronic waste will be shipped off to a recycling station where it will be stripped down and recycled. I won't go into the recycling process, but it's really intensive and most of the scraps can be resold for other products.
Currently California and Maine have this program.
Here is california & maines fees for TV's and Monitors:
Greater than 4 inches and less than 15 inches = $6
Equal to or greater than 15 inches and less than 35 inches = $8
35 inches and larger = $10