How to make one of our most ubiquitous gadgets-every part of it-environmentally sound.
By Lauren Aaronson; Illustration by Mat Dartford
Posted 07.02.2007 at 2:00 am 2 Comments
In 2009, worldwide laptop sales are expected to surpass desktop sales for the first time-reaching more than 150 million. Most people will keep a laptop for just three years or so before shelving it or tossing it onto a junk heap. Here's how designers plan to make this ubiquitous gadget more eco-friendly across its entire life span, from manufacture to recycling.
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