Thursday, 8 January 2009

Recycling Newsflash!

Hello again,

Whilst it is always refreshing to see articles discouraging waste going to landfill I was absolutely astonished to see an article published in Which? Computing Magazine and subsequently reported in Manchester Evening News that is encouraging consumers to destroy their PC hard drives with a hammer, or to even burn them on a bonfire rather than send them to landfill! This is not only wasteful but also likely to be very hazardous to both the consumer and the environment (burning PVC plastics and heavy metals can produce dioxins and other hormone disrupters in the process) and it seems highly irreponsible for a Professor to promote this kind of malpractice.

Sky News Coverage of the Report.

There are numerous recycling companies across the UK that can safely and securely destroy the data that is stored on your computer’s hard drive. Additionally many of these companies will identify materials within IT equipment for genuine reuse and failing that, recycling (without compromising individual data security). Contact EMERGE on 0161 223 8200 or use Google to find recycling companies in your local area who can provide a more environmental solution to your data worries.

Lucy.

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