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Consumption Chain Final Disposal

One of the strategies we talk about in the book is to focus on the final disposal problem for products.

A new strategy attracting attention draws attention to this problem. Hewlett Packard has made a huge business out of recycling, and is probably the leading company in the area. They started with cartridges and now moving on to whole computers. They are a major force behind lobbying that is trying to force companies to commit to recycling entire computers.

See this web site for details on their program:

http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/environment/return/index.htmlAs to the confidential data stored in hard drives, it?s best to physically destroy the drives that contain it. Forensic experts (and those with malicious intent) can often resuscitate data even if the user thinks it is deleted.

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