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Old 07-27-2014, 05:55 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by thstone View Post
Due to the high cost of labor and the low cost of modern automated manufacturing, often it is cheaper to build something new than refurbish old worn out parts. This mostly results in the old parts being thrown out. Rather than ending up in a landfill, hopefully your refuse processor recycles most of the materials.
^ very true

The Chinese GOV gives tax break to manufacturers using recycled raw materials where "additional" tax are imposed to those who don't. Surely they must have copied this model from other developed countries but still today I haven't heard of anyone else doing the same :/

It's improving every year here. In fact it goes too fast! scary

Each districts has recycle pickup services here now. You just need to call and they pickup your stuff at the door - e.g. they throw back $5 at you for your damaged starter motor, your mobile, your flat screen tv, your car engine, WHATEVER!
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