Electronics and green are strange bedfellows. Constructed of plastic, utilizing copious amount of electricity, and the recycling movement just now catching up, many devices just don't seem to be a truly environmentally-friendly choice. Loads of manufacturers are touting their computers as greener choices, using less electricity or promoting the recycling of their product when you are finished. But what gives? The practice of upgrading our cell phones every few years certainly isn't helping our environment.
But in a market where things are designed to be replaced every few years, and new designs sucking us into the "must buy" mentality (the iPhone anyone?) It makes us wonder, how can we embrace technology trends and be good to the earth? Sure we can reduce, reuse, and recycle. But where does consumerism, technology and the environment fall in this battle? How do you do your part? Do you go without or do you clear your conscience by following other earth-friendly practices. Let us know in the comments.
(Thanks for the use of your photo, Florian)