How Computers Impact the Environment

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Total text length is 15,914 characters (approximately 11.0 pages).

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How Computers Impact the Environment
This paper looks at how computers impact the environment. The paper examines the manufacturing process; the matter of computer energy consumption; the matter of electronic waste generated by computers; and possible solutions that may be put into play. What the next several pages will reveal is that computer manufacturing takes up a huge amount of natural resources and energy and that it does heighten the risk of environmental despoilment. At the same time, there is no disputing that even a single personal computer uses up a lot of energy over the course of a single year. At the same time, electronic waste remains a significant problem – though new registries and standards (such as the steps taken by the...
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