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Environmentalists protest at Macworld Expo

As expected (see related story), environmentalists complaining about the Apple’s policies on electronic waste recycling, gathered outside Macworld Expo at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The “handful” of picketers stood around a pile of old Apple computers, on which some of the monitors showed Asian children and adults sifting through piles of electronic junk at waste sites, reports the The San Francisco Chronicle. “An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment, referring questions to the company’s Web site, where the company says it supports proper disposal of old equipment and is committed to compliance with environmental laws around the world,” notes the story. “Last week Apple was named one of 13 sponsors of a recycling awareness campaign led by eBay and Intel.”

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