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Computers and the Environment Understanding and Managing Their Impacts

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ISBN-10: 1402016808

ISBN-13: 9781402016806

Edition: 2003

Authors: Ruediger Kuehr, Eric Williams

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $74.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 9/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 285
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English