From Dell Inc. and the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) comes a new program designed to raise awareness of computer disposal issues and help consumers rid themselves of unwanted equipment. The initiative, which began Oct. 10, is a follow-up to the company’s recent 15-city National Dell Recycling Tour, which collected nearly 2 million pounds of used computer equipment this past spring and summer. Through this latest endeavor, Dell hopes to share what it learned during the tour with university and community recycling coordinators, empowering them to conduct future collection events in their own communities as a means of environmentally responsible recycling. The NRC web site provides all sorts of resources to promote more responsible computer recycling. As part of the partnership, Dell and NRC also have developed a best-practices guide, part of an outreach toolkit they plan to release soon on a national scale.

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