Are Your Gadgets Environmentally Friendly?

Author Dragan Berak 16.1.2007. | 15:11

You may have heard of RoHS and Weee in relation to the environmental impact of disposal of electronics and computer parts, but what about the electricity being used by our household consumer electronics?

According to the UK Independent:

Over the past 10 years, electricity consumption from consumer electronics and domestic IT has increased by 47 per cent. Electricity for such gadgets, including TVs and DVD players, is forecast by the trust to rise by a “staggering” 82 per cent in the next five years, Mr Sellwood added.

Professional middle-class males are the most enthusiastic buyers. The Energy Savings Trust warned that buying “state of the art” items such as a plasma television was one example of “gadget addiction”. It conceded that a plasma TV was an attractive-looking item, but added: “What many customers won’t know is that they use four times more energy than a traditional TV, costing £100 a year to run.”

Some more interesting stats about the electricity consumption of TVs, Freeview Digital TV boxes, and laptops, can be found from the full article here:
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article2087552.ece

Chinavasion is looking into more eco friendly gadgets, and to get green wholesale buyers started, here are a couple of solar powered gadgets:

   

Bluetooth GPS Receiver 

 

   

Portable Solar Panel Cellphone Charger 

Author Dragan Berak 16.1.2007. | 15:11
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