They will pay to have your older electronics and appliances destroyed but incorporate chips and restrictive software to keep people from repairing/reusing them. Isn't that anti-recycle (or restrictive reuse)?
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How do you know your product is recycled? Repair is the ultimate reuse of your phone, TV, clock radio, IPod, and other common appliances. How many times have you seen that 600 watt small microwave oven in the drainage? No touchpad is available.
The problem is the whole unit isn't used just the parts deemed valuable. For example, I have a Epson RX-580 ink jet printer that didn't work. The manufacturer made the ink cartridge unusable after the ink runs out. That's not right.