Gallery: 10 tech companies that have gone green
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Who is going the extra mile?
Mining rare earth metals and minerals, producing consumer electronics, operating huge datacenters, and keeping the office lights on eats up a lot of energy. Big tech companies know this–they’re the ones who get the bills for all the power they suck in.
The monetary cost of powering a big tech company, and sometimes the environmental cost as well, have driven a lot of tech companies to go green. Impetus aside, environmental sustainability is a noble cause not only on Earth Day, but all year round.
Here are 10 tech companies that have decided to go the extra mile toward being sustainable.
Cisco is another company striving to go green. It used 77% renewable energy in 2016, reduced greenhouse emissions by 34% in the past decade, and has strived to ensure recycling of old products.
When you think of office waste there’s no more prominent image than copiers. Xerox seems to know this, which is why it does a lot for the environment.
Paper suppliers have to meet and maintain rigorous standards, Xerox factories are committed to recycling as much non-hazardous waste (currently reported at 93%) as possible, and Xerox factories and products are designed to waste less energy.