Re: Get sued if you try and recycle
It's disingenuous (and smacks of clickbaitish twisting of the facts to make an attention-grabbing point) to present that story as if the guy was being sued for "trying to deal with [the] 'e-waste'" itself.
No, he didn't get in trouble for recycling the computers. He got into trouble for duplicating Windows restore/reinstallation discs, and whatever the rights and wrongs of that (#), it's an entirely different issue.
(#) Going by what was written, I'm strongly inclined to take his side rather than Microsoft's and the prosecutors'- it seems clear the court didn't take sufficient consideration of the fact the discs he'd copied were restore discs that didn't offer the users anything they couldn't have done by themselves or weren't legally entitled to. That, however, is not the point under discussion.