Of computers and park benches

So-called “cyber-trash” – or garbage produced from old, discarded computers and circuit boards – has become a problem of mega-bite proportions. But if some researchers in China have their way, one potential technology could transform yesterday’s computers into tomorrow’s park bench. This, according to Science Daily, which notes that a process has recently been developed by two Chinese scientists that can recycle the non-metallic materials found in computers into a substance that can be used for such diverse items as sewer grates, park benches and fences. The recycled material, in fact, is nearly as strong as reinforced concrete, and can replace a number of other wood products. Sounds like a recycling technology we can all get “online” for.

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