TCE in the NYT

An Austin-based environmental group was mentioned in the New York Times (free sub. required) yesterday for pressuring Apple Computer to improve its recycling program for used computer and iPod products. Money quote:

CEO Steve Jobs and Apple board members, including former Vice President Al Gore Jr., have each received at least 400 faxes about the company’s contribution to e-waste, said Robin Schneider, executive director of the Austin, Texas-based Texas Campaign for the Environment. The group is asking Apple to reduce or eliminate recycling fees for consumers and build in-store recycling centers.

DSCN2089.jpgTCE recently had success pursuading Dell to improve its own electronic waste program, resulting in an innovative partnership between Dell, Goodwill Industries, and the City of Austin that promotes donation and disposal of used computer waste.

Good thing too, because the continued growth of computer and computerized products means that they are increasingly becoming disposable items

3 Comments so far

  1. Rantor (unregistered) on April 22nd, 2005 @ 9:26 am

    We’ve always taken whatever isn’t useful to Goodwill down to Axcess, a very quick and easy process. If Axcess won’t take it for free, the fee is very small:

  2. Rantor (unregistered) on April 22nd, 2005 @ 9:28 am

    The URL for Axcess didn’t stick:

  3. Mason Campbell (unregistered) on April 29th, 2005 @ 10:26 am

    How about you stop growing so much darn bamboo, Pot-kettle-caller?

    You probably have the stuff all the way into your neighbor’s yard, and they hate you. Mine do and I hate them.

    Grow some local grasses and stop killing the soil and filling the landfills with alien plants. Keep it real keep it texan

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