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9781402016790

Computers and the Environment Understanding and Managing Their Impacts

Computers and the Environment Understanding and Managing Their Impacts
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  • ISBN-13: 9781402016790
  • ISBN: 1402016794
  • Publisher: Springer

AUTHOR

Kuehr, Ruediger, Williams, Eric

SUMMARY

Personal computers have made life convenient in many ways, but what about their impacts on the environment due to production, use and disposal? Manufacturing computers requires prodigious quantities of fossil fuels, toxic chemicals and water. Rapid improvements in performance mean we often buy a new machine every 1-3 years, which adds up to mountains of waste computers. How should societies respond to manage these environmental impacts? This volume addresses the environmental impacts and management of computers through a set of analyses on issues ranging from environmental assessment, technologies for recycling, consumer behaviour, strategies of computer manufacturing firms, and government policies. One conclusion is that extending the lifespan of computers (e.g. through reselling) is an environmentally and economically effective strategy that deserves more attention from governments, firms and the general public.Kuehr, Ruediger is the author of 'Computers and the Environment Understanding and Managing Their Impacts' with ISBN 9781402016790 and ISBN 1402016794.

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