Electronic waste at Agbogbloshie, Ghana

Digital technologies are currently widespread and increasing in use. However, they are an important source of environmental impact.

Sources of impact[edit | edit source]

Some examples are:

  • Mining:
  • Land use: digital communications require land for data centers and network equipment
  • E-waste
  • Energy use
  • Non-digital equipment
  • Automation

Initiatives[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Williams, Eric (2011). Environmental effects of information and communications technologies. Nature, 479(7373), 354–358. doi:10.1038/nature10682
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Created November 7, 2023 by Emilio Velis
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