Paper manufacturers have been recycling rags, paper waste and pulp for centuries. Modern pulp and paper making operations are responsible for planting 3 trees for every tree harvested. There are now more trees in North American than there were 100 years ago. Most paper mills are energy self-sufficient by the clean burning of biomass waste from their operations. […]
Servers, server farms, monitors, CPU’s, laptops and mainframe computers use energy from local sources. Most of the electrical energy in the U.S. is generated by burning coal, the largest source of CO2 emissions in the country. There is no recycling stream for used computers and peripherals.