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Free Geek Is Alive and Well in Vancouver

At the last Vancouver PHP Association meeting, Dave Repa from Vancouver Free Geek gave a presentation about the organization. Vancouver Free Geek seeks to create a branch of Free Geek, an organization dedicated to teaching people about socially and environmentally responsible computing.

Nearly all "recycled" e-waste gets processed in China and India. Repa showed slides detailing the recycling techniques, many of which are, ironically, harmful to the environment and the health of the workers.