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Sustainable electronics a growing trend in state and local government

August 29, 2019


The practice of purchasing sustainable technology products is picking up steam in state and city IT offices around the country, sustainability advocates say, which is good news for the environment. Increasingly, technology leaders are stocking up on desktops, monitors, networking equipment and other IT accouterment that they say work as well as non-sustainable products, but offer the advantages of omitting toxic materials and reduced energy consumption.

“In today’s world you can get the same high-performing IT products you can get but you do have the option to get it sustainable,” Nancy Gillis, the CEO of the Green Electronics Council, said this earlier this month at a state IT conference in Indianapolis.

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