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Computers and the Environment: Understanding and Managing Their Impacts
Abstract: This study assesses environmental impacts associated with personal computers, their manufacture, purchase, use, and disposal. It includes an assessment of total fossil fuels used to make a computer (ten times the weight of the computer, compared to an automobile or refrigerator, which use approximately their equivalent weight in fuel). Consideration is given to the most effective way to implement the European Union recycling standards, and decisions by consumers are addressed.
Source: book by Ruediger Kuehr and Eric Williams, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers
URL: http://www.it-environment.org/compenv.html

Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)
Abstract: A Web-based procurement tool to help institutional purchasers in public and private sectors evaluate, compare, and select desktop computers, notebooks, and monitors based on their environmental attributes. Manufacturers register their products based on specific environmental criteria. Products meeting the minimum standard are ranked as bronze, silver, or gold, based on additional, optional criteria they meet. EPEAT is multi- stakeholder, funded by EPA, and managed by the non-profit Zero Waste Alliance.
Source: Zero Waste Alliance
URL: http://www.epeat.net/

 


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