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What activities are included in electronics "operations and maintenance?"

Operation and maintenance activities (PDF, 136 KB) encompass a variety of electronics issues, including: energy conservation and efficiency; printing and copying; and extending product life. Improving operation and maintenance of electronics serves many functions, including:

  • Reducing energy consumption;
  • Reducing resource use;
  • Increasing recycling rates;
  • Keeping viable equipment out of the waste stream;
  • Reducing demand for new electronic products; and
  • Maximizing product life and lifecycle environmental and cost benefits.
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