After Vista, a deluge of E-waste to developing countries, Greenpeace warns

Monday, 12 February, 2007 - 16:54

Greenpeace, 3 February 2007Manila, PHILIPPINES — Vista, Microsoft’s newest operating system, could trigger a deluge of E-waste in developing countries, Greenpeace warned today.

Greenpeace, 3 February 2007

Manila, PHILIPPINES — Vista, Microsoft’s newest operating system, could trigger a deluge of E-waste in developing countries, Greenpeace warned today. The group argues that with Vista, more companies and individuals may feel the need to replace their existing computers sooner as these become incompatible with the new operating system. The result: massive volumes of computer scrap in dirty recycling yards and dumpsites in the Philippines, Thailand, and in other Asian countries where most of the world's E-waste dumps are located. read more...

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