The Environmental Impact of Laptops

By Lizzy Blair

Did You Know....

The average laptop generates 93,999 watts of energy in just over a year?


That's how much energy a very big house needs for 24hrs!

Since 500,000,000 laptops are bought every year...

That means, in the next 9 years, we're wasting enough energy to power over....

1,500,000,000 HOUSES!!!

Companies specifically make laptops that will break in less than 18 months!

WHY?

If your laptop breaks, then you are forced to buy a new one, adding to the companies profits

Where it goes:

The laptops contents end up in a landfill, where animals can eat at, digest and die from the contents of your laptop. Also, very dangerous chemicals will seep out of the laptop and into the air, harming humans, animals and nature. This is why...

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT NEVER TO PUT AN OLD LAPTOP(OR COMPUTER) IN THE GARBAGE

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Proper Forms of Disposal Include:

  • attempt to sell it
  • giving it to a school or charity
  • recycling it through a national program (i.e.http://www.killdisk.com)
  • give it to local authorities to dispose of