Show charity stand to take computersBy Chris Williams. Published: 16th Apr 2005, 17:02:47 | Permalink | Printable
RiscPCs and A7000s now welcome at WakefieldDonations of RiscPCs and A7000s are now welcome for the Wakefield show charity stand. Fearful of the approaching Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive, the organisers of next month's event initially banned donations of computer kit and similar hardware. Although the new recycling rules won't become UK law until 13th August, the organisers didn't fancy shelling out for the disposal of unsold electronics left over from the weekend long show.
However, yesterday's turn around came after it's believed Yorkshire based dealer Etc. stepped in to assist with RiscPC and A7000 donations. The charity stand will continue to accept software, CDs, expansion boards and manuals.
The WEEE Directive, which is now EU law, is designed to encourage and regulate the collection, reuse, recycling and recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment, according to the WEEE Network. As a supplier, the Wakefield charity stand, run by the WROCC, would technically have to foot the bill of properly binning left over computers - which isn't a case of simply throwing them into a landfill site, any more.
The charity stand, which flogs previously used products donated by the public, has managed to raise thousands of pounds for the Wakefield Hospice over the past 9 years.
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