Solved

Does using CD-ROM pollute environment?

Posted on 2014-04-23
3
92 Views
Last Modified: 2014-05-07
My question is if using and throwing out CD-ROMs would pollute environment?

What would the best way for throwing out CD-ROMs?
0
Comment
Question by:miyahira
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 11

Assisted Solution

by:speed_54
speed_54 earned 50 total points
ID: 40019543
yes. more info here:
http://www.cdrecyclingcenter.com/
0
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
nickg5 earned 200 total points
ID: 40041968
miyahira:
It seems you are interested to know how CD-roms and even DVD-roms can pollute the environment.

A CD-rom uses various materials that are non-renewable, such as aluminium, polycarbonate, petroleum dyes, among others.
The life time of these devices create large quantities of unwanted CD-roms that either end up in landfills or incinerated.
Burning them releases harmful dioxins into the atmosphere.
Some of the materials have the ability to be recycled but the process is expensive.
http://mosaic.cnfolio.com/M528Coursework2009C111

This article explains why recycling is difficult and expensive.
http://www.its-annoying.com/its-annoying-recycling-cdroms/

I hope these articles have helped you understand the threats to the enviromment as well as the difficulties in how to resolve the problem.
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:nickg5
ID: 40048967
Good luck with your recycling. It's a problem that the tech industry has created in a way.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Table function 6 49
where can I purchase online Halloween decorations at wholesale prices? 3 56
Separation of duties 5 52
PayPal money transfer internationally 15 50
If you want to move up through the ranks in your technology career, talent and hard work are the bare necessities. But they aren’t enough to make you stand out. Expanding your skills, actively promoting your accomplishments and using promotion st…
This story has been written with permission from the scammed victim, a valued client of mine – identity protected by request.
Articles on a wide range of technology and professional topics are available on Experts Exchange. These resources are written by members, for members, and can be written about any topic you feel passionate about. Learn how to best write an article t…
Edureka is one of the fastest growing and most effective online learning sites.  We are here to help you succeed.

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now