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Environmental Cost: Manufacturing

  • Are environmentally damaging products used?
    Examples: solvents, flourocarbons
  • Am I "polluting" a pure material?
    Examples: paints, adhesives, coatings
  • What resources are required?
    Examples: water, power

Computer Hard Drive
Flourocarbons were once used in the manufacture of hard drives
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