Where Good and Bad PCs (and maybe iMacs) Go When They Finally Die…

hpweb_1-2_topnav_hp_logo.gif It’s not something you like to think about, or at least this writer doesn’t like to dwell on it. Thinking about her own impending doom is much more delightful. But when she’s not focusing on the impending global ecological disasters that threaten her very existence, she likes to hear about what happens to all those unenvironmentally-friendly computers with all those toxic wires and whatnot. Well, computer-manufacturers have been working on this problem for a while, but HP has apparently stepped up the pace to get rid of all the e-waste. It’s not you can put this stuff on eBay and sell it, right? Instead Hewlett-Packard feeds all those outdated (ok, broken) PCs to a massive machine in Sacramento, Calif. This gargantuan machine shreds the computers and sorts all the little bits! Finally all those scraps are sent to a smelting facility for re-use. This writer thinks that perhaps her next automobile might be made from her old PC. Wow!