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
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.
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
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
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
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 ....
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...
Ahead of her talk at the 2degrees Supply Chain Summit on March 6th, we chat to Kirstie McIntyre, director, social and environmental responsibility at HP.
Kirstie McIntyre’s been working at HP for 13 years – just over half the time that the IT giant has been pioneering product recycling. McIntyre was initially hired by HP to work on the WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic) directive and help the company implement those regulations. Now she’s director of social and environmental responsibility, a
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