Vermont Gathers West Coast Bullfrogs in Wheelbarrow

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We now have several people on board to try to set up a system where CA SB20 processors can legally sell good, inspected CRT tubes to a factory-takeback program which will reuse the CRTs, donating a portion to the United Nations.

Thanks to the Sacramento Bee's coverage, we appear to temporarily have a harmonic convergence of well meaning environmentalists actually willing to fix something.

Of course, we have tried gathering  bullfrogs in wheelbarrows before.  There is no much of a barrier to exit.  But I have worked for several years to bring "fair trade" reuse programs into the "e-waste" discussion.

I won't announce the names of people willing to discuss this, but I think it's "everybody".  I will try to get everyone to the E-Scrap 2010 Conference in New Orleans and see if we can sign something which would make legitimate refurbishing happen legitimately, taking reuse out of the back alleys of fraud.

The chief beneficiary could be a United Nations sponsored internet-in-schools program.  In other nations, this 1959 poem by Gwendolyn Brooks is being played out in pidgin and creole. 

We real cool. We
Left school. We
Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We
Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We
Jazz June. We
Die soon.

This is the life in "the developing world. "

50 feet per year... the speed at which Sahara sand dunes travel.

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