Category: Green Computing

Laser printers a health risk?

Office laser printers could be as dangerous as cigarettes, according to research published in the American Chemical Society’s Environmental Science and Technology journal.

Recycle your dead computers this weekend

Apple is running computer recycling weekends in Sydney and Melbourne this month—in Sydney this weekend, 21–22 July 2007 at various locations.

You can recycle any old computers (not just Apple’s), laptops, monitors or computer-related peripherals. They won’t accept copiers, TVs, overhead projectors, batteries not integral to computer systems, cracked or broken CRT monitors, UPS units or other toxic or dangerous items.

While this isn’t the only way to get rid of computers, and it follows scathing criticism of Apple’s environmental record, it’s certainly going to help get rid of Australia’s mountain of computer waste.

Green computing

Following Saturday night’s Earth Hour feel-good event, now’s the time to take action—to change the way you do business to reduce your environmental impact. Here’s some IT-related tips to get you started.

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Prussia.Net supports Earth Hour

Prussia.Net is supporting the Earth Hour campaign. On 31 March at 7.30pm, we’ll be turning off the lights and shutting down all non-essential systems to help stop global warming. We encourage you to do the same.

Computers fastest-growing waste

Australians will throw 1.6 million computers into landfill this year. Another 1.8 million will go into storage—adding to the 5.3 million already gathering dust.

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