Computers are filled with toxic materials that are used to create the cases, displays, storage devices, cables, and circuit boards. And, with so many becoming obsolete every year, the disposal of this equipment becomes a major environmental issue. As discussed in Chapter 2, governments around the world are passing ever stricter laws and regulations to prevent these obsolete machines from ending up in a landfill or being incinerated. Organizations face several penalties if their end-of-life equipment is not disposed of in a responsible manner.
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