1994-07-01, English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: Environmental impact: how clean is digital media? (includes related articles on electromagnetic fields and CD-ROM packaging) Rosenthal, Steve

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  • HyperMedia Communications, Inc., 1994 July
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Environmental impact: how clean is digital media? (includes related articles on electromagnetic fields and CD-ROM packaging)
Also Titled
  • Environmental impact: how clean is digital media?
Appears In
  • Newmedia, v4, no.n7, 1994 July, p48(4) (ISSN: 1060-7188)
Author
  • Rosenthal, Steve
Published
  • HyperMedia Communications, Inc., 1994 July
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  • Magazine/​Journal article
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  • Trade
Summary
  • Many consider electronic publishing to be more environmentally clean than paper publishing. However, there are still environmental issues that must be dealt with in electronic media. CD-ROMs are made of oil and petroleum-based products and though the amounts used are small, the use of CD-ROM is growing quickly. Floppy disks and tapes are made from polyester, polycarbonate and polyethylene. Toxic chemicals are used for the manufacturing of CD-ROMs, including tricholorethlyene, considered a probable carcinogen. There are methods of recycling for magnetic and optical disks but little financial incentive to do so, so most manufacturers do not. Many commercial CD-ROMs are packaged in plastic and cardboard that often ends up in the trash, rather than recycled. Even computers are made up of metal and plastics that are often dumped rather than recycled.
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Language
  • English
Database
  • Gale General OneFile
Identifier
  • 15560241

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