[vcf-midatlantic] HSC going out of business
evan at vcfed.org
Sun Dec 2 23:02:38 EST 2018
>> Now, just so it's clear, I'm responding to this rather seriously. I
certainly think something like this is possible, and would even take on a
related project myself, but it would require a lot of support.
VCF will not go into that field.
We * used to * take all kinds of stuff. Nowadays we are highly selective
and sticking to real policies about what we'll take and not take.
On Sun, Dec 2, 2018, 9:17 PM m simons via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org wrote:
> On Friday, November 30, 2018, 4:14:20 PM EST, Laura S. Reinhard via
> vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote: >Like the
> goodwill idea. Or maybe a new nonprofit that serves such a purpose? Perhaps
> some >people in this group could get the ball rolling (and hand off).
> >> If we could talk goodwill into opening a science store here and there
> >> all the strange stuff they send to Dell for recycling...
> Isn't VCF and all the other groups at InfoAge mostly nonprofit groups that
> get all sorts of weird electronics and stuff, some of which that are
> surplus to find new homes for?
> Part of the problem is, of course, that 1) You need enough space, and
> resources (human and otherwise) to make such a thing feasible and 2) Some
> of what you would be getting in is essentially potentially hazardous waste
> / ewaste that has some potential liability, and will cost some $$ to
> dispose of properly if you can't find it new homes.
> Now, just so it's clear, I'm responding to this rather seriously. I
> certainly think something like this is possible, and would even take on a
> related project myself, but it would require a lot of support.
> (For the record, I've previously been a manager of a nonprofit materials
> exchange, and I recently joined the board of a recycling nonprofit
> organization in PA. It's certainly in our wheelhouse to do this, but we
> need space, people, and funding.)
> --Michael S.
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