On June 14th, 2018 innovative recycler Eric Lundgren and Nathan Proctor of U.S. PIRG delivered more than 11,000 signatures to Microsoft asking the company to amend its recycling and repair policies. Later in the day, Lundgren was to report to prison for 15 months for conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods and criminal copyright infringement.
“I hope I’m the last person to have to lose their freedom for helping people fix old computers,” Lundgren said. “I am hoping that my case raises awareness about e-waste—and I am encouraged by the thousands of people who have spoken out." - Eric Lundgren