> On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 02:28:02PM -0000, Justin MacCarthy mentioned:
> > I read recently (slashdot ?) that HP wants to make manufactures take
> > their machines for recycling. Sounds like a good idea to me.
>> Er, they'll only take back their own, and only take back ones made after
> the date the law goes in (so you pay for recycling when you buy the box).
There's an Ooropean directive coming down the tracks about this - it would
give HP a competitive advantage (since they take their own stuff back
already in many countries while their rivals generally don't) so
there's more to their support than just being civic minded! Not that I'd
want them to oppose it or anything, I think it's a good idea.
>> There is no magic bullet when it comes to toxic waste.
Only not using any toxic components unless they can be re-used or
recycled - not what the industry wants to hear (or indeed any industry,
or even Joe Pub) but in the end there'll be no choice.
 Not in clean green Ireland, AFAIK.
 I know this is a pretty big sweep of the tarring-brush. I'll hold off
on the feathers in some cases...
 This'll be for hardware designers what the Euro was for apps
programmers. Ye'll hate it, but it'll pay the bills.
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