September 26, 2012

Why The Tech Industry Isn’t As Green As It Says It Is

High-tech companies like to portray their industry as the greenest of industries - saving everything from paper to business travel. But tech companies continue to be major sources of pollution and waste.

These facts have to the fore once again in a yearlong New York Times investigation that found huge amounts of wasted electricity in powering warehouse-size data centers driving the explosion in digital information. Add these findings to the industry’s failure to control the spread of the electronic waste it creates, and it’s easy to question the validity of its commitment to protecting the environment.

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