This all raises an even bigger question. What do you do with used Crestron equipment, given that only Crestron Dealers and Programmers can rightfully get the stuff to be more than a door stop, and they usually don't want to get involved with the potential headaches of selling, or working with equipment having expired warranties?
Robotics do cost the jobs of assembly workers, but create jobs for the manufacturers, and services of the robotics. In the case of automobiles, or more specifically, their continued use, jobs are also created, or perpetuated for used car dealers, auto service technicians/mechanics, parts and accessory manufacturers, etc, etc, etc., since the continued use of automobiles is not limited to non-average Joes.
I suppose the best you can do is to try to dump the stuff on ebay, and if that fails, just dump it, and move on. The latter, as if it might be an issue, also creates jobs beyond that just for the Dealers of new Crestron equipment, and Crestron workers. One could argue that with that in mind, Crestron did, at enormous expense, go completely green, but I'd argue that move was more to ensure sales in regions currently, and inevitably down the line regulated by WEEE and RoHS directives, rather than a concern for the environment.