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Computers And The Environment Understanding And Managing Their Impacts

Author : R. Kuehr
ISBN : 9789401000338
Genre : Science
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Personal computers have made life convenient in many ways, but what about their impacts on the environment due to production, use and disposal? Manufacturing computers requires prodigious quantities of fossil fuels, toxic chemicals and water. Rapid improvements in performance mean we often buy a new machine every 1-3 years, which adds up to mountains of waste computers. How should societies respond to manage these environmental impacts? This volume addresses the environmental impacts and management of computers through a set of analyses on issues ranging from environmental assessment, technologies for recycling, consumer behaviour, strategies of computer manufacturing firms, and government policies. One conclusion is that extending the lifespan of computers (e.g. through reselling) is an environmentally and economically effective strategy that deserves more attention from governments, firms and the general public.

Innovationen F R Eine Nachhaltige Entwicklung

Author : Reinhard Pfriem
ISBN : 9783835093324
Genre : Business & Economics
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Im Mittelpunkt des Bandes stehen folgende Fragen: Was zeichnet nachhaltige Innovationen aus? Welche Rahmenbedingungen und institutionelle Arrangements fördern oder hemmen Nachhaltigkeitsinnovationen? In welcher Beziehung stehen technische und nicht-technische Innovationen? Wie können Organisationen lernen und innovativer werden? Welche Managementinstrumente unterstützen nachhaltigkeitsorientierte Innovationsprozesse?

Quantified Eco Efficiency

Author : Gjalt Huppes
ISBN : 9781402053993
Genre : Business & Economics
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A central asset of eco-efficiency analysis is that it does not depend on a specific evaluation of environmental impacts against economic effects. Several evaluation methods may be used, including those based on willingness-to-pay, panel procedures, and public statements on policy goals. This volume covers all aspects of eco-efficiency analysis and offers a global perspective on the subject.

Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems Advancements And Trends

Author : Teuteberg, Frank
ISBN : 9781615209828
Genre : Business & Economics
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"This book summarizes the state of the art in the emergent field of Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems, showing researchers, managers, engineers and information technology specialists how to develop and implement effective CEMIS"--Provided by publisher.

Gaia

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121693670
Genre : Environmental sciences
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Material Flow Management

Author : Bernd Wagner
ISBN : 9783790816655
Genre : Business & Economics
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Material flow management offers enterprises a high potential for realizing new economic competitive advantages. The eco-efficient optimization of material flow cutS costs while simultaneously achieving long-term ecological sustainability. This book summarises the fundamental concepts and tools of material flow management, and presents contemporary methods and findings. Case studies illustrate the results from recent research projects conducted in cooperation with industrial companies.

Moving Toward Sustainability

Author : United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
ISBN : MINN:31951D01952643A
Genre : Environmental protection
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Electronic Waste

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology (2007)
ISBN : PSU:000065502358
Genre : Nature
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Product Innovation And Eco Efficiency

Author : Judith E.M. Klostermann
ISBN : 9789401589451
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Prefaced by Björn Stigson, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, this book is one of the few that treats this topic by putting representatives of industry at centre stage. The book systematically addresses the drivers, the tools, and sector-specific elements that play a role in this process. The five chapters in Part I are devoted to a general introduction to eco-efficiency and the related challenges to industry in its implementation. Part II contains 23 case studies, almost all written by industrial experts who tell how they deal with the challenge: what the motivators are, what tools can be used and how they can be implemented, and what are the specific elements in sectors like building, electronics and packaging. These contributions come from multinationals like Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Akzo Nobel, Philips and Ciba-Geigy, as well as small and medium sized enterprises from such sectors as the building and furniture trades.

Advances In Computer Science And Its Applications

Author : Hwa Young Jeong
ISBN : 9783642416743
Genre : Mathematics
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These proceedings focus on various aspects of computer science and its applications, thus providing an opportunity for academic and industry professionals to discuss the latest issues and progress in this and related areas. The book includes theory and applications alike.

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