First post, by gerry
I saw a 'small appliances' bay at a recycling centre recently - full of varying appliances and a few PCs in the mix too, circa 2010 era by the look of it. My guess was that 50% or more of the electrical goods likely still worked with perhaps a modest clean up and check, seems such a waste
anyway, i thought about the PCs being thrown away and then about all the ebay traders and other outfits that acquire old computers and strip and sell or re-purpose them whether business, charity or otherwise
i wondered what the percentage of total PC equipment is 'saved' - ie still circulated or at least stored pending future use. I imagine its a very small number, maybe 2%? and the rest is either 'recycled' or just ends up in landfill and other waste facilities
but that could be pessimistic, any views?