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IBM opens server recycling plant in China

International Business Machines (IBM) has opened its first mainland China dedicated plant for rebuilding and refurbishing old server computers, placing the 100-year-old technology giant at the forefront of a niche domestic market worth about USD18 billion by 2014.

The United States-based firm said last week that the new Shenzhen "re-manufacturing centre", its ninth such facility worldwide, would help reduce the environmental impact of "e-waste" – discarded electrical and electronic devices – by extending the life of older information technology equipment that would otherwise go into landfills.

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