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"To compare purely the electricity usage ... Desktops are clearly worse for the environment in this respect." — That certainly used to be the case, and still often is, but only because people buy/build systems that are overpowered. In 2019 it is possible to build a 'serious' desktop system that consumes very little power — provided you don't play the sort ...


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Desktops hands down: Materials used Aside from form factor, almost all of the components of a laptop could be plugged into a desktop and function as is. With that in mind however, laptop components are designed to be more power efficient and to be space saving whereas desktop components provide more 'power' for using the same amount of raw material; when ...


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Although quite old and aimed at more general recycling, a study by Porter et al. (1995) found that: prompts by group leaders reliably increased recycling, with verbal prompts more effective than written setting a goal for the amount of recycling the group wanted to do increased recycling, this was more effective than being giving feedback on recycling ...


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Food waste case study: Globally, food waste is a huge problem, with around 30-40% of food wasted, this figure is relatively constant across the globe, with losses in 'developing' countries generally due to lack of infrastructure, but losses in 'developed' countries generally due to poor food management in retail and homes: South Korea has particularly ...


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For canned goods, you can cover them and put them in the fridge rather than throwing out the unused portion. The most sustainable way is to buy a hand-crank “smooth edge” can opener. They create a reusable lid via the method used to open the can. Electric ones exist as well. They cost the same as regular can openers and are advertised as a cut-proof option, ...


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