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The Environmental Impact of Video Games

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF VIDEO GAMES TOTAL POUNDS OF GAMES & CONSOLES SOLD 6 BILLION LBS If all games & consoles produced by Nintendo end up in a landfilI, Nintendo 1.72 MILLION that's the weight of more than 5,555 Statues of Liberty POUNDS RECYCLED 2.5 BILLION LBS AT THIS RATE, IT WOULD TAKE NINTENDO 1.453 YEARS YEARS 1,453 to recycle all games & consoles sold IT TAKES 4 GALLONS OF CRUDE OIL TO MAKE 1 POUND OF PLASTIC. OIL If all games were downloaded instead of manufac- tured, that would save 2.4 billion gallons of crude oil, or over 4x the yearly consumption for Italy 1 POUND 1ЬОПИD F THERE ARE CURRENTLY MORE VIDEO GAMES IN EXISTENCE THAN PEOPLE 1000 mil 2000 mil 3000 mil 4000 mil 5000 mil 6000 mil 7000 mil |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| COMPOST THE PLASTIC USED TO MAKE A MAJORITY OF GAMES & CONSOLES DOES NOT DECOMPOSE IF ALL CALL OF DUTY GAMES WERE DOWNLOADED INSTEAD OF MANUFACTURED it would have the same impact as taking 20,131 cars off the road for a year Sources : BIG http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_game_consoles , http://www.epa.gov/oms/consumer/f00013.htm http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/recycle.jsp , http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122304950601802565.html http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html , http://www.surfrider.org/programs/entry/rise-above-plastics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Call_of_Duty, http://www.dvdinformation.com http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/publications/reports/playing-dirty http://www.statueofliberty.org/Fun_Facts.html, http://www.livescience.com/5449-chemistry-life-plastic-cars.html http://www.vgchartz.com/article/250163/call-of-duty-a-sales-history Games http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_oil_consumption

The Environmental Impact of Video Games

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After digging into it, we found that electronic waste is a huge contributor to landfills in our country. Fortunately through downloading, you can still enjoy all your favorite games without contributi...

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