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06 - Environmental Concerns

 1. Making an electronic product uses resources, such as __________ . This has an impact on the environment.

  none of these options

  the sun and light

  raw materials and energy

  human beings and the environment

 2. Which of the following would a designer consider in order to reduce the impact on the environment?

  The life of the product

  The material used to make the product

  What happens to the product at the end of its life

  All of these options

 3. A problem with electronic waste is that toxic chemicals such as lead, arsenic and cadmium can ...

  deteriorate and disappear

  explode in position

  leak into the ground and contaminate drinking water

  none of these options

 4. Most countries in the developed world have regulations pertaining to e-waste and that it must be:

  put into a land fill

  eaten

  obliterated

  recycled

 5. Some authorities get round the regulations by sending their e-waste to countries in Asia where the regulations aren't so strict.

  True

  False

 6. Sustainability involves making as much use of our existing resources (e.g. mobile phones) as possible, rather than throwing them away.

  False

  True

 7. Products can be recycled by breaking them up to extract as many valuable materials as possible (e.g. lead, gold, copper) that can be re-used.

  False

  True

 8. Another effect or impact that ICT has on the environment is the huge amount of __________ used to power millions of machines.

  water

  enthusiasm

  electricity

  binary power

 9. Electricity generation can produce greenhouse gases. We can help reduce demand for electricity in small ways at home by …

  leaving computers on at all times

  watching more TV

  using traditional lightbulbs rather than LEDs

  using the sleep mode on a machine when not in use or switching all appliances off

 10. A ______________ tracks and displays energy use. It may help people to be more careful about wasting electricity.

  smart meter

  barometer

  electricity board

  gasometer