Electronic Waste (E-waste)

Semiconductors can have substantial environmental costs. The total weight of fossil fuels and chemicals used to produce a 2-gram memory chip is 630 times the weight of the chip itself. Over its life cycle, which includes both production and use, the two-gram chip requires 1,600 grams (1.6 kg) of fossil fuels, 72 grams of chemicals, and 32,000 grams (32 l) of water.
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