Over the next five years, it is expected that most U.S. data centers will spend as much on energy costs as on hardware, and twice as much as they currently do on server management and administration costs.
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Half the world’s tropical forests have been cleared or degraded. Every hour, at least 4,500 acres of forest fall to chain saws, machetes, flames, or bulldozers. Population growth, poverty, and unequal access to land are among the major causes of deforestation.
There are almost 187 million magazine reading adults in the U.S. -- and almost half (46%) are interacting with their favorite magazines exclusively in print.
In 2010, people in the US got rid of 2.4 million TONS of e‐waste; 384 million UNITS of e‐waste and 152 million mobile devices
In 2008, we generated 3.16 million tons of e‐waste in the U.S. Of this amount, only 430,000 tons or 13.6 % was recycled, according to the EPA. The rest was trashed – in landfills or incinerators.
The average U.S. household spent $1,380 on consumer electronics products in the past 12 months, an increase of $151 from last year, according to a new study released in May 2011 by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
US households received 6.6 billion pieces of Periodicals in the mail in 2007.
Advertising mail was more than 50% of all mail received by households in 2007.
Over the past five years, the percentage of bills paid by electronic methods increased from 19 percent in 2003 to 32 percent in 2007.
OECD estimates world trade of books in 2005 totaled $12.8 billion, which was 30% higher than the level in 2000.
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