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How 3-D Ocean Farming Can Save the Seas

How 3-D Ocean Farming Can Save the Seas | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
Inspired in part by University of Connecticut research, Long Islander Bren Smith shifted away from culling oysters and is now recognized as a leader in 3-D ocean farming.
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Fairphone 'first to use Fairtrade gold'

Fairphone 'first to use Fairtrade gold' | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
Netherlands-based smart phone manufacturer Fairphone claims to have become the first electronics manufacturer to support Fairtrade gold mining in its supply chain.
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Apple pushes suppliers to switch to green power

Apple pushes suppliers to switch to green power | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it

Apple has launched a project to encourage its suppliers in China to use clean energy in their manufacturing.

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How 50 Billion Devices will Have Net Negative Power Consumption

How 50 Billion Devices will Have Net Negative Power Consumption | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things: connecting everything from our watches to our industrial equipment to our toilets. So many new devices are getting connected that the world is adopting new IPV6 protocol because we are running out of IP addresses. According to The World Economic Forum, by 2020, more than 50 billion "things" will be connected.Bring in sustainability. Fueled by a combination of regulations, financial necessity, and consumer demands, business and industry are prioritizing efficiencies, envir
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Apple Reduces Carbon Footprint of New iPhones

Apple Reduces Carbon Footprint of New iPhones | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
Carbon emissions resulting from the production, distribution, use and recycling of the newly released Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus have decreased by 14 to 16 percent compared last year’s models, NDTV Gadgets reports.
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IBM Recycles 97% of End-of-Life Products · Environmental Leader

IBM Recycles 97% of End-of-Life Products · Environmental Leader | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
IBM recycled, reused or resold almost 97 percent of the end-of-life products it collected for processing last year, according to the tech giant’s 25th annual corporate sustainability report.
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Can Silicon Valley sell big business on climate action?

Can Silicon Valley sell big business on climate action? | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
As tech mainstays like Apple and HP up their public commitments to sustainability ahead of COP 21, other industries may follow suit.
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Telco 2.0? GreenTouch targets 98% energy cut for future networks

Telco 2.0? GreenTouch targets 98% energy cut for future networks | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
Adoption of the consortium's architectural approaches and design frameworks will accelerate over the next five years.
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'Fairphone aims to tell the story of sustainability'

'Fairphone aims to tell the story of sustainability' | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
The social enterprise behind the Fairphone wants the gadget to be a “storytelling device” that pushes the wider electronics industry to be more sustainable.
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Did you know there is a $19bn black market for e-waste that is threatening our planet?

Did you know there is a $19bn black market for e-waste that is threatening our planet? | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
Up to 90% of the world's electronic waste, worth nearly $19 billion, is illegally traded or dumped each year, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Each year, the electronic industry – one of the world’s biggest and fastest growing – creates up to 41 million tonnes of e-waste from goods such as computers and smart phones. And forecasts say that figure may reach 50 million tonnes already by 2017.
A staggering 60% to 90% of this waste is illegally traded or dumped, accordi
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What is Apple doing buying 1m acres of Chinese forests?

What is Apple doing buying 1m acres of Chinese forests? | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it

Apple’s plans to further expand its renewable energy program in China will see the tech giant buy up more than 1 million acres of forest.
A new multi-year project with WWF is designed to protect responsibly-managed working forests which provide fiber for pulp, paper and wood products.
"This is an important step toward that goal and our commitment to leave the world better than we found it."
Apple’s goal is to achieve a net-zero impact on the world’s supply of sustainable virgin fiber and pow

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O2 Recycle creates phone using grass cuttings

O2 Recycle creates phone using grass cuttings | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
O2 Recycle has unveiled a prototype mobile phone made using pulped grass and recycled phone parts.

The company teamed up designer, Sean Miles, to develop the phone, which uses grass clippings from the pitch at Twickenham Stadium – the home of the England Rugby Team. It was commissioned for its ‘Recycle for Rugby’ initiative – which supports the RFU’s new social responsibility programme Try for Change.
It took over 240 hours to build the fully functioning phone, with designers using tens of thou
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How much CO2 does a single tweet release? The overlooked opportunity of sustainable web design

How much CO2 does a single tweet release? The overlooked opportunity of sustainable web design | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it

A few interesting facts:

If the Internet were a country, it would be the sixth-largest consumer of electricity on the planet, behind Russia, Japan, China, India, and the US.
In the US, less than 15 percent of that electricity comes from renewable sources, according to the Energy Information Administration.
According to the appropriately named website, TweetFarts, a single tweet puts about .02 grams of CO2 into the atmosphere.
With Twitter users ....

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What Apple's reuse robot says about sustainability and tech

What Apple's reuse robot says about sustainability and tech | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
A robot that can take apart an iPhone is good for the visibility of green design, but it won't fix environmental ills such as e-waste.
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Too much of a good thing hobbles Best Buy's e-waste recycling

Too much of a good thing hobbles Best Buy's e-waste recycling | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
In many ways the big-box retailer has been a champion against e-waste. Here's the story behind the latest setback.
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Dell cuts e-waste with recycled carbon fiber

Dell cuts e-waste with recycled carbon fiber | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
Building on its closed-loop recycling, later this year the computer maker will recycle excess carbon fiber and scrap raw materials into new products.
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Apple, Microsoft, Motorola wring new revenue out of e-waste

Apple, Microsoft, Motorola wring new revenue out of e-waste | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it

Tech giants are looking to reverse logistics providers with novel ideas for ways to wring new revenue out of e-waste streams.


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How HP is taking its Texas data centers 100% renewable

How HP is taking its Texas data centers 100% renewable | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
Hewlett-Packard is the latest in a slew of tech companies to bet big on renewable energy — a long-term play still fraught with short term complications.
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Clear skies ahead: sustainable cloud computing within reach

Clear skies ahead: sustainable cloud computing within reach | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
HP is committed to facilitating sustainable cloud computing and will power its Texas-based data centre operations with 100% wind energy
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Dell E-Waste Recycling Tops 1.4bn Pounds

Dell E-Waste Recycling Tops 1.4bn Pounds | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
Dell has collected 1.4 billion pounds of e-waste since 2007 in what it says is the world’s largest technology recycling program by geography, according to Dell’s annual 2020 Legacy of Good plan.
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Meet the woman leading Apple's supplier sustainability push

Meet the woman leading Apple's supplier sustainability push | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
Despite its progressive record on clean energy and innovation, the tech giant is still working to get a handle on entrenched supply chain challenges.
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Best Buy's 5 pillars for building a successful take-back program

Best Buy's 5 pillars for building a successful take-back program | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
E-waste is a big issue, and it takes time to build a pilot project into a replicable component of business operations. Here's what the mega-retailer learned along the way.
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Apple's quest for a 100% renewably powered supply chain

Apple's quest for a 100% renewably powered supply chain | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
With a foray into deforestation policy and solar energy in China, Apple is moving into a new phase of its sustainability goals.
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Apple Buys Forests to Produce Sustainable Packaging

Apple Buys Forests to Produce Sustainable Packaging | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
Apple is working with environmental nonprofit The Conservation Fund to buy more than 36,000 acres of forests in Maine and North Carolina, which the partners say will be harvested sustainably and used...
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Apple, Google and the evolving economics of energy

Apple, Google and the evolving economics of energy | Inspiring Sustainable ICT | Scoop.it
The tech titans are putting a premium on financial predictability. What does that mean for the future of corporate energy?
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