Linux-Ecology-HOWTO

Appendix H. Appendix H - URLs of Recyclers

  • REMEDIA - Germany - recycling of data storage media (CD, floppy, tape)

  • ALCAD - worldwide - Ni-Cd Battery Recycling

  • CD-COLLECT - CD recycling

  • Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation RBRC is a non-profit, public service organization created to promote the recycling of Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd) rechargeable batteries.

  • The European Portable Battery Association (EPBA) is the European organisation of companies manufacturing, selling or distributing portable batteries. The mission of the EPBA is to ensure that the ideal conditions are created for responsible development of the portable battery industry in Europe. Acting in the common interests of all of its members, the EPBA aims to sustain a competitive industry in an increasingly complex commercial climate.

  • Battery Council International is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of promoting the interests of the international lead-acid battery industry. With more than 175 members worldwide, the Battery Council International (BCI) brings together lead-acid battery manufacturers and recyclers, marketers and retailers, suppliers of raw materials and equipment, and industry consultants.

When computer waste processing channels are not available yet in your country, or are just not mature enough yet, another idea is too keep your computer waste a few more years in your attic or in your cellar (provided you have storage space). Better processing channels and recycling technologies will become available over the years.

In some countries like France (and probably in the whole European Union), local law makes it mandatory for consumer device shops to accept old devices for free when you buy a new one, to ensure suitable processing or recycling of waste.