It's the Environment, Stupid.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Toshiba Canada - product recovery and recycle

I came across some more news on e-waste recycling via - Toshiba.

Toshiba Canada is stepping up to take back ANY manufacturer's notebook computer, LCD monitor, or pocket PC with their TERRE program (Toshiba's Environmental Recovery and Recycling Effort). Not only will they send UPS to pick up the non-working, unwanted electronic device, they'll send out a 128MB USB flash drive to you 4-6 weeks later.

Toshiba Canada has partnered with canadian company Target Recycling to provide this service, and is only offered for those in Canada.

While Toshiba isn't accepting PCs, printers, faxes, monitors and a few other electronic parts (including memory cards, like the ones they're giving out) as part of this deal, I think it's a step in the right direction. Plus, according to their website, all notebook computers Toshiba currently makes follow the EU's RoHS standards, which addresses toxic materials in electronic equipment.

Maybe other computer manufacturers will follow...


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