Economics of PC recycling

Title:
Economics of PC recycling
Creator:
Isaacs, Jacqueline A. (Author)
Gupta, Surendra M. (Author)
Jane, Boon E. (Author)
Language:
English
Publisher:
January 01, 2000
Type of resource:
Text
Genre:
Articles
Format:
electronic
Digital origin:
born digital
Abstract/Description:

As the use of personal computers (PCs) increases, their short life cycle and the fact that they contain many hazardous materials means that their retirement and disposal represents a significant environmental concern. Many communities are mandating the recycling of these PCs, to recover parts and materials, and to minimize the amount of waste landfilled or incinerated. An industry to recycle these PCs is evolving to take advantage of this stream of materials. At present, PC recycling is not profitable. This paper investigates the factors that most influence the net cost to recycle PCs so that PC manufacturers, recyclers and legislators may better develop products and policies to insure that it is cost effective to recycle PCs.

Subjects and keywords:
Recycling (Waste (etc.))
Computer recycling
electronics
economics
environment
disassembly
Engineering
Permanent URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10003071

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