sustainability: why buy refurbished?

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Why Buy Refurbished? At ServerMonkey, we save natural resources from being consumed in new products by refurbishing used servers to give them new life, keeping them out of landfills and toxic chemicals out of our water, food, and bodies. SUSTAINABILITY: 0 300 600 900 1200 1500 Fridge Computer 1,470 kg 1,330 kg Kilograms (kg) of fossil fuel consumed during production Kilograms (kg) of fossil fuel consumed during usage x 1,000,000 Up to 20 million computers end up in U.S. landfills every year. http://books.google.com/books?id=t0WgI5w1clsC&#v=snippet&q=refrigerator&f=false http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/water-conservation-tips http://www.unep.org/Documents.Multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=485&ArticleID=5431&l=en http://www.electronicstakeback.com/wp-content/uploads/Facts_and_Figures_on_EWaste_and_Recycling.pdf We buy computers 5 times more often than refrigerators. It takes almost 5 times more fossil fuel to produce a computer (240 KG) than a refrigerator (50 KG). The amount of water it takes to produce a computer could wash 70 loads of laundry. = X 10 In Use Sources: Over the entire life cycle of a computer and refrigerator, they use almost the same amount of energy. TM TM However, 75% of a computer’s energy is consumed during the production phase. For a refrigerator, that number is only 4%.

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Page 1: Sustainability: Why Buy Refurbished?

Why Buy Refurbished?At ServerMonkey, we save natural resources from being

consumed in new products by refurbishing used servers to give them new life, keeping them out of land�lls and toxic

chemicals out of our water, food, and bodies.

SUSTAINABILITY:

0 300 600 900 1200 1500In Production

Fridge

Computer1,470 kg

1,330 kg

Kilograms (kg) of fossil fuel consumed during production

Kilograms (kg) of fossil fuel consumed during usage

x 1,000,000

Up to 20 million computers end up in U.S. landfills every year.

http://books.google.com/books?id=t0WgI5w1clsC&#v=snippet&q=refrigerator&f=falsehttp://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/water-conservation-tipshttp://www.unep.org/Documents.Multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=485&ArticleID=5431&l=enhttp://www.electronicstakeback.com/wp-content/uploads/Facts_and_Figures_on_EWaste_and_Recycling.pdf

We buy computers 5 times more often than refrigerators.

It takes almost 5 times more fossil fuel to produce a computer (240 KG) than a refrigerator (50 KG).

The amount of water it takes to produce a computer could wash 70 loads oflaundry.

=X 10

In Use

Sources:

Over the entire life cycle of a computer and refrigerator, they use almost the same amount of energy.

TM

TM

However, 75% of a computer’s energy is consumed during the production phase. For a refrigerator, that number is only 4%.