[linux-elitists] BBC: Computers 'must become greener'
Sun Mar 7 16:21:31 PST 2004
Interesting story on a UN University study about computers and the
It found that manufacturing a 24kg PC with monitor needs at least 240kg
of fossil fuels to provide the energy, and 22kg of chemicals. Add to
that, 1.5 tonnes of water, and your desktop system has used up the weight
of a sports utility vehicle in materials before it even leaves the factory.
Compare this with cars or refrigerators, which use only between one and
two times their weight in fossil fuels, and it is clear that making more
than 130 million computers worldwide has a significant impact.
I don't see why any normal user would need a new computer these days.
You can easily buy used brand name computers on online from the
manufacturer for as little 10% of the cost of a new machine.
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