Earth friendly electronics doesn't have to be an oxymoron. Use these tips to select greener electronics.
- Buy with energy in mind. Look for the Energy Star label.
- Buy used. According to the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, 50% of computers being recycled are in good working order. They are discarded to make way for the latest technology.
- Look on Freecyle, Ebay, Craigslist, or at your local computer dealer for used machines.
- Some manufacturers offer refurbushed machines.
- Look for EPEAT
- Buy less toxic
The resources below will help you make better computer purchasing decisions.