HP Leads in PC Recycling

HP Leads in PC Recycling

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From Business Week comes an article about the movement in statehouses from Maine to Washington to rid local dumps of toxic old computers and televisions. The lead, chromium, and mercury inside could leach into local groundwater. Hewlett-Packard Co. has been in the forefront of the recycling movement and has strategized to benefit from it:

In 2005, HP recycled more than 70,000 tons of product, the equivalent of about 10% of company sales and a 15% increase from the year before. And it collected more than 2.5 million units (in excess of 25,000 tons) of hardware to be refurbished for resale or donation. (read more)

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