Re: Failed Hard Drive
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 21:56:46 GMT
nemo_outis <email@example.com> wrote:
> Mike <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:ycmdnQ7SK8Q9-
> Actually, physical destruction of HDs raises quite a number of safety and
> environmental issues. Especially in a corporate environment.
> The Province of Alberta, Canada includes a fee at time of purchase on
> electronics (TVs, etc.) and computers (and peripherals) to provide for
> their collection, recycling and eventual disposal in a safe and
> environmentally-friendly manner. There are special drop-off sites, etc.
True, but make no mistake about the environmental tarrif in Alberta: it's
a pure tax grab, plain and simple. If it was actually for the environment,
then you'd pay when you bought the item and receive your payment back (or
at least part of it) when you dropped the item off for proper disposal. As
it is, you're forced to pay up front, and then you're 'off the hook,' from
the point of view of the government. I suspect that the tarrif is leading
to more people than ever chucking their old computer gear in dumpsters
rather than dropping it off.
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