Earth Day 2016: The Environmental Impact of Video Games

The environmental impact of video games infographic

It’s Earth Day 2016. Today, we’re considering the environmental impact of video games. It’s unbelievably huge. Here’s why. [infographic]

aNewDomain — The environmental impact of video games is greater than you think. Check out the below infographic, courtesy BigFishGames.

Just looking at Nintendo equipment alone, you’ve got 6 billion pounds of equipment — the equivalentof the material you’d find in the 5,555 Statues of Liberty. Nintendo alone would need 1,400 plus years to recycle that amount of material.

Take a look.


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