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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Green Computing

Green Computing

Personal computers and servers are power hogs that can exacerbate electrical consumption trends, which results in increased pollution. In addition to the products themselves, the inefficient manufacturing and packaging of these products also adversely impacts the environment by using toxic substances, and/or by not taking advantage of reusable or recycled materials. The toxic substances used find their way into landfills around the globe (particularly in developing countries in Africa and Eastern Europe) where they can seep into the atmosphere and the ground water supply, creating potential health hazards for humans, animals and plant life. This study looks at how green personal computers, netbooks and servers will become an increasing portion of the PC/server market over the forecast period.


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