Richard A Johnson

Director at Computer Displays UK Limited, a company trading as IT-Green. A Specialist in the processing of ewaste, IT data security, WEEE and business wastes. Manages Environmental Permitting, Planning, EMS, Environmental Policies and production of recycling processes for treating IT wastes from clients. Produces in-house asset tracking system, client reporting and liasing with UK legislative bodies.

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The UK and illegal e-waste export- why we're annoyed

We're annoyed for many reasons, least of all the lack of real reporting on the subject of illegal e-waste export that has been going on for over a decade. We're annoyed with the poor reporting by the UK's media that simply doesn't even take into account the chain of responsibility and refers only to the WEEE directive.

May 17, 2011 by Richard A Johnson

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Green Government ICT strategy- what strategy?

Although the Green IT agenda seems to have left global centre stage for the time being (economic downturn etc), this initiative looks to have fallen foul of lack of awareness. I'm talking about something called the Greening Government ICT Strategy, developed by the UK Government Green ICT Delivery Unit of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council.

July 17, 2009 by Richard A Johnson

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Illegal WEEE and Computer recycling/ export operations raided in London!

They tout themselves as being Computer recyclers and WEEE recycling businesses, but a number of operations within the UK's recycling industry look to involve organised crime. A number of raids carried out by the Environment Agency over the past months have highlighted the illegal trade in hazardous electronic and computer waste, with the majority of non-working, totally obsolete equipment being destined for Africa.

July 14, 2009 by Richard A Johnson

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Computer Recycling- UK business fraud

Richard A JohnsonIT-GreenIt's been the bane of my existance since the inception of the WEEE directive in the UK and the Environment Agency continue to fight an uphill battle in trying to prevent it. We're all aware by now of the issue with e-waste export, but what many Companies, schools, charities and even local authorities throwing out their obsolete computers don't realise is that they need to carry out due dilligence as part of the recycling process.

March 9, 2009 by Richard A Johnson

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E-waste strife, recycling computers ethically

I guess you could call it a usual day in the office, phone ringing, guys out on a pretty big collection (7.5 tonne truck filled to the brim with old IT hardware) and Kev stripping down perfectly working P4m laptops (contraband customs and Excise seizures)- life's all tickedy boo.

October 15, 2008 by Richard A Johnson

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Obsolescence....

I've just taken a call from a guy who bought a new system and wanted to use his old PS2 keyboard on his new USB only baseunit. He bought an adapter to convert from PS2 to USB and.........

October 8, 2008 by Richard A Johnson

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