3.4.3 Recycling

Policies must be established for the environmentally sound disposal of LCCDs and other equipment. The movement to distribute LCCDs in schools is a relatively recent phenomenon, so experience in this area is still evolving. Furthermore, many LCCDs have yet to reach the end of their lifetimes, with some of the earliest just beginning to reach the end of their expected usable lives. For example, the estimated lifetime of the xo-1 is five years. 130 One step governments could take is to raise this issue with vendors and see if they would be willing to recycle the equipment.

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