Vancouver, BC computer and electronic recycling program stinks of big business



    CALGARY, Jan. 9 /CNW/ - Encorp manages the recycling program. ERA and
organizations like it are not allowed to collect electronics with the program
just as many bottle depots and Salvation army stores do, because of the fact
that we reuse the good ones first.
    This program is supposed to be about saving the environment, yet 1000's
of nice laptops and computers that are dropped off at bottle depots and other
Encorp depots get destroyed.
    Encorp will even pay up to $200 / ton to these depots for ALL electronic,
yet if ERA even reuses 1 laptop and gives it to a charity or poor person, we
are not entitled to be a part of the program.
    Encorp and BC government will not advertise ERA, or any organization or
companies like it, for example Computers for Schools or used computer stores,
as options for people. Their board of directors has a direct conflict of
interest if these computers are reused.
    Manufacturers and retailers that sit on that board profit greatly if used
computers are taken off the market and destroyed, rather than given to
charities or poor people. Therefore companies that reuse them are not an
option for this supposed green and environmental recycling program.





For further information:

For further information: Bojan Paduh, ERA, 1-877-9-EWASTE,
http://www.era.ca/era2010/index.php?page=issues-and-concerns

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