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Published on July 2nd, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

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What's the Environmental Impact of Your Video Games? [Infographic]

We tend to focus on cell phones and computers when we talk about e-waste, but, of course, video game consoles, and the games themselves, also use materials that, more often than not, end up in landfills. What’s the overall impact of all of those games? Take a look at the infographic below to get an idea.

Keep in mind, of course, that creator Big Fish Games has a dog in this hunt, so to speak: they sell downloadable games. Regardless, they make a good argument: why put all of that material into a packaged product that could be downloaded? Gamers, speak up: give any thought to the environmental impact of your hobby? Would you prefer a download option for your games?

Environmental Impact of Video Games
Source: Big Fish Games



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Jeff McIntire-Strasburg is the founder and editor of sustainablog. You can keep up with all of his writing at Facebook, and at



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