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Think Green Before You Buy

Purchasing equipment from companies with responsible environmental practices benefits your business

When it comes to acting “green,” we don’t always think about it early in the decision-making process; buying a filtered water pitcher instead of cases of bottled water, for example. If we did, there wouldn’t have been approximately 135 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) discarded in 2008, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recycling, and Disposal in the United States: Facts and Figures for 2008 report.

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Green Tech: You can help

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), approximately 235 million units of electronic products (including CPUs, monitors, notebooks, keyboards, mice, and hard copy peripherals) sold between 1980 and 2007 have accumulated in storage. Of the millions of computer products discarded in 2007, less than 25 percent were recycled--the remaining 75 percent were simply tossed in the garbage.

How much unused or obsolete electronics equipment do you have sitting around collecting dust in closets, empty cubicles, and hallways of your building?

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