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Who's paying for computer recycling; the newest standard for modems

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Wasting Away

Planned or unplanned, obsolescence will eventually take its tollon your computers. With heaps of outdated, lead- andmercury-containing hardware in closets, on desks and in junkyards,computer and disposal has grown into a hot issue.Analysts and manufacturers agree it's not wise to dump tons ofelectronics into landfills, and it's ethically dubious to shipthem off overseas.

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