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What’s Inside Your Laptop? 23 March , 2007

Posted by eugene in 2 Improve Awareness & Knowledge, 6 Use Rights as Citizens & Consumers.
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Read this interesting article, “What’s Inside Your Laptop?“, by PC Magazine. It explores the world inside the laptop, including the toxic chemicals and the different countries involved in making parts of the laptop.

One concern is the release of the toxic chemicals when the laptops are not disposed properly or when laptops are exported illegally to developing countries and manually “recycled”.

Another concern is the transportation involved in shipping different parts of the laptop across countries. Globalisation has enabled the shipment of parts from any country that can produced them at the lowest costs. The shipment of parts across countries just to make one laptop may cause more carbon dioxide emssions, as it is reported that emissions from shipping are twice that of airlines.

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