Thursday, 2 October 2008

eDay 2008

Saturday is NZ's annual eDay, when you can recycle your old PC or mobile phone at locations all around the country. It's free, and the junk in the bottom of your cupboard will supposedly be either recycled or disposed of in an environmentally-friendly way. There is a whole range of hardware you can hand in, and surely that's got to beat having it collect dust at home, or paying a fortune to dump it yourself.

I'm wondering if I can hand over my dying laptop? (I suppose not, as it's technically not mine, nor legally dead yet, although I'm incredibly tempted. The good news is that I'm getting a shiny new Macbook Pro next Friday - yay!). My sweetie has a computer monitor and a few other bits and bobs from work to get rid of. I'd like to think I can "do the right thing" and dispose of lots of junk thoughtfully, but I don't really have that much that fits the bill in the first place.

But, anyway, there's my tiny bit of green.


Donna said...

What a great idea! I wish we had something like that here! I want to see the new computer when you get it in!!!

Kelly said...

Hurrah for pretty new computers!!!

Kelly said...

For some odd reason E-day in Hamilton was Sunday so my beloved and I drove out and disposed of a old printer (that died in Palmerston North yet for some unknown reason relocated to Hams with us at the beginning of the year!), a dying monitor and about 5 cellphones. I couldn't believe how much stuff was being dropped off but great to see kiwis doing the responsible thing and disposing of it in an environmentally safe way.

kimz said...

oh that's really cool! It'll be fun to get your new Macbook!