Zero Waste Computing introduces extreme savings in the computing ecosystem with 3 steps:
During acquisition and operation ensures extreme Reduction in resource consumption.
Refuse any excess purchases and wasteful practices.
Offer idle resources or excess capacity to others.
At the retirement of resources, ensures extreme Reuse through repurposing and repairing.
Do NOT recycle if a resource can be reused.
When a resource cannot be Reused, extract useful components from the largest to the smallest.
- Reuse complete hard disks BEFORE of melting them to extract metal.
- Use organic waste in compost BEFORE burning them as fuel