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Posted - September 07 2008 :  00:18:11  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit 1029usr078198's Homepage  Click to see 1029usr078198's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote

Unbranded Computer System Sales Cease
New laws require branding on all computer systems sold in or into Texas

Posted 9/7/2008
Among the new laws that took effect on September 1, 2008 are new rules for recycling and branding of computer systems. In my conversations with the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality, (TCEQ), “white box” computer systems will be illegal to sell in Texas after that date. I don’t know how this will affect the enthusiast who buys components from different vendors, then assembles his own computer from those components. I’ve only run into a couple of people who that would interest, but in larger markets, who knows?

At any rate, the new rules require all computer manufacturers who sell in or into Texas to have a program for recycling their brand of system. The law only requires that we have a program for recycling our brand of system, and even then only when it’s owned by a consumer, or home-based business owner. The law requires that the recycling be free to the consumer at the time of recycling. It also requires that recycling be made convenient for the consumer. “Convenient” is a term whose definition has a lot of variance built-in, so it will most likely be left up to the businesses, consumers, TCEQ, and the courts to decide what “convenient” actually means.

We hope to be able to take in any brand of system and recycle parts at least, when you buy a new system from us. How many of other brands we will be able to take remains to be seen.

Our recycling policy can be found here.
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