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, Eric Williams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1402016794

ISBN-13: 9781402016790

Pub. Date: 10/31/2003

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

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

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

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

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