Posted on Jun 20, 2009 | Comments 0
Skeptics would say that the move to greener products is just a new ruse for big manufacturing companies to find a new way to make a lot more money.
Helping the environment is a marketing person’s dream, just when they were struggling to invent new ways to sell old products along comes the very real problem of reducing the world’s carbon footprint.
Another way of looking at all of this is that sometimes, even if something is done for the wrong reasons it can still make a difference.
Perhaps it is for this reason that we should embrace the whole area of environmentally friendly products and just be glad that more people are starting to appreciate what mankind has done to planet earth.
Data centers are often places that consume large amounts of power and could benefit more than most from adopting green policies. The recycling of heat is increasingly becoming a possibility along with using more efficient use of power. Changing the power source to wind turbines and solar panels can also make a real difference.
The government and various organizations committed to environmental issues are really pushing these businesses to make alterations and start to conserve valuable resources. The problem is that these types of set ups are all about low costs and cheap labor and are unlikely to doing anything without legislation being introduced.
If only they actually thought the whole matter through, they would realize that going green is actually cheaper than continuing in eating up precious resources that are quite simply running out.
Perhaps awareness might make a difference but authorities need to use everyway they can to turn these companies into better and more green aware businesses.
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