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INFOGRAPHIC: Sustainability of Tablets

‘Tis the season for gift giving and electronics are always a top pick.  Tablets are becoming increasingly popular, with 25% of adults in the US using one today, according to uberflip.com.  Compare that with only 4% in 2010 and suddenly the growth curve becomes pretty impressive.  Check out this infographic by uberflip.com that looks at the sustainability of tablets.  The main positive impact:  decline in printing.  The main environmental concern:  an incredible increase in e-waste.  The infographic cites findings by Pike  Research that estimate global e-waste doubling to 25 million tons by 2025.  The good news:  top manufacturers are implementing recycling programs that allow users to trade in their old equipment for discounts on new goods.                                                                                                                                                                 Like infographics?  Check out  Continue Reading »