Almost 30,000,000 tons of electronic waste was thrown out worldwide, so far this year alone. Around 40 million tons of electronic waste is dumped every year. That's like throwing away 800 laptops every second.
E-waste has become the world's fastest-growing trash stream. E-waste comprises 70% of our overall toxic waste, and 85% of that are sent to landfills and are mostly burned releasing harmful toxins in the air. 80% of e-waste in the US are transported to Asia where the average worker on e-waste sites are paid an average of $1.50/day and are unprotected while working with the toxic substances, many of whom are children.
The economics of consumer-grade electronics encourages disposal. For example, after a couple years products marketed to consumers may not even be able to support new software features, a defect caused by planned obsolescence. However, many computers are built to last and repair and refurbishment could extend the life up to 10 years. E-waste can be significantly reduced through buying refurbished, the green choice.
Discount PC is green, earth-loving company. We specialize in business-class technology, and our refurbishing process restores these systems to like-new condition. The products we sell are actually built to last rather than designed to fail prematurely. We believe in the quality of our products and the talent of our technicians so much that we offer a standard 1-Year Warranty for free with every machine.
According to Dell, 79.8% of the carbon footprint of the Dell Latitude 3470 happens during manufacturing. Creating 10 of these products have a footprint approximately equal to what 3.4 acres of US forests can absorb in a year.
Although these are competitive statistics compared to other brands and products, 3.4 acres of forests takes years to regrow. This year, instead of adding to the problem, why not buy an excellent, renewed product. The Dell Latitude 3470 laptop is not only an environmentally responsible choice, but a convenient and budget-friendly option as well. With a 1920x1080 resolution webcam, 14-inch beautiful Full-HD display, and multiple ports like HDMI and USB, this laptop will have you "Zooming" in no time.
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