Bibliography - Green Machines

There appear to be very few "technical" references that provide a good background in this area, though I do remember reading one or two articles in newspapers about the problems in Silicon Valley as the result of waste from chip companies. Provided below is an initial set of references and a newsgroup paper which may be useful.



Bendz, Dianna J. Sept. 1993. "Green Products for green profits", IEEE Spectrum, pp. 63 ff.

Howard, Bill. 30 Mar. 1993. "The Politically Correct PC", PC Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 6, p. 105.

Machrone, Bill. 23 Feb. 1993. "My Computer's Turning Green", PC Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 87-88.

Nadel, Brian. 25 May 1993. "The Green Machine", PC Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 10, pp. 110 ff.

Perry, Tekla S. Feb. 1993. "Cleaning Up", IEEE Spectrum, pp. 20ff

Rist, O. 11 May 1993. "How Green is Your PC?", PC Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 9, p. 30.

Young, John Edward. 1993. "Global network : computers in a sustainable society", Washington, DC : Worldwatch Institute, 57 p.


  • Computers & Education and Computer Recycling Corporation.
  • PEP National Directory of Computer Recycling Programs
  • "Computer dumping 'polluting Asia'", BBC News, Monday, 25 February, 2002, 12:36 GMT.
  • IBM recycling program will benefit charities, the environment, IBM Press Release, Thu Jan 18 22:58:56 2001.
  • "HP Recycling Program Helps Keep Computer Parts Out of Landfills - Program is Open to Consumers and Businesses, Accepts Products from Any Manufacturer", HP Press release, PALO ALTO, Calif., May 21, 2001.
  • "What to Do With Your Old PC", By Jesse Berst, AnchorDesk, ZDNet, December 10, 2000 9:00 PM PT. "The growing threat of computer trash: Outdated computers are filling landfills with toxic chemicals and little is being done about it", By DAVID FITZGERALD, Blue Ridge Business Journal, October 26, 2000.

    "Old PCs pile up", by Traci Watson, USA TODAY, 22 June 1999.
    Yurman, Dan. "Green Technology Markets; Opportunities, Barriers & New Paradigms", posted by 9 June 1994. This paper contains an extensive bibliography. Wallach, Dan S. (1994) "Typing Injury FAQ: General Info" Usenet news.answers. Available via anonymous ftp from in pub/usenet/news.answers/typing-injury-faq/general. 7 pages.
    World-Wide-Web users will find this available as hypertext:
    You may also want to try Dan Wallach's page:
    Intel Corp. has an "Environment, Health and Safety Report" that may be useful.

    The RISKS bulletin board, recently made accessible from this set of pages, may contain some useful information on this topic. However, the key words "Green Machine" may not be the most suitable to find entries.

    Finally, we do have a computer recycling company in our area -- R. Frazier, Inc. They used to have a home page on BEV but it is no longer there. I believe they are located in Salem VA.
    "Guide to Energy-Efficient Office Equipment" By Marc Ledbetter, Pacific Northwest Laboratory.
    List of efficiency-related internet sites. There are several information sites that may be of interest.

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