Computers and the Environment: Understanding and Managing their Impacts / Edition 1

Computers and the Environment: Understanding and Managing their Impacts / Edition 1

by R. Kuehr
     
 

The topic here is not, yet again, how to find information about the environment on the Web, but about the impact physical computers themselves have on the environment. Many contributors are environmental managers of computer corporations, several others are from the United Nations University in Japan and Germany. They consider such aspects as the production of… See more details below

Overview

The topic here is not, yet again, how to find information about the environment on the Web, but about the impact physical computers themselves have on the environment. Many contributors are environmental managers of computer corporations, several others are from the United Nations University in Japan and Germany. They consider such aspects as the production of personal computers, the European Union's new directive, energy consumption, green demand, strategizing the end-of-life handling, recycling, enhancing the market for used personal computers, and policy. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402016790
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Series:
Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science Series, #14
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Computers and the Environment - An Introduction To Understanding and Managing their Impacts1
2Information Technology Products and the Environment17
3Environmental Impacts in the Production of Personal Computers41
4How the European Union's WEEE Directive Will Change the Market for Electronic Equipment - Two Scenarios73
5IBM's Environmental Management of Product Aspects87
6Environmental Management at Fujitsu Siemens Computers99
7Energy Consumption and Personal Computers131
8PCs and Consumers - A Look at Green Demand, Use, and Disposal161
9Strategizing the End-of-life Handling of Personal Computers: Resell, Upgrade, Recycle183
10Today's Markets for Used PCs - And Ways to Enhance Them197
11Recycling Personal Computers211
12Operations of a Computer Equipment Resource Recovery Facility231
13Managing PCs through Policy: Review and Ways to Extend Lifespan253
Contributors279
Index283

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