The disposal of outdated computers and other electronic equipment is a complex and growing problem. According to a code-green study on SF Bay Area companies:
roughly 30% did not fully engage in e-Recycling. Over 60% of businesses surveyed claimed managing their e-Recycling project “takes more effort than it should”. Only 35% were clear about the e-Recycling reuse and recycling options available to them. These responses may explain the low rates of e-Recycling among small-to-midsize businesses.
While there’s clearly a problem, there is also clearly a business opporunity as much “e-waste” can be broken down and profitably recycled or reused. (Thanks Bob)