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Sustainability
Reducing e-waste and promoting sustainability in the PC industry
Australians are lovers of technology - we purchase more than 4 million computers and 3 million TVs every year. As technology advances, the lives of our devices keep getting shorter.
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Manufacturing
Logitech scales the use of recycled plastic in its products
Logitech has exceeded its commitment to incorporate post-consumer recycled plastic into products, reducing its carbon impact.
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Recycling
Skip the landfill: How a call for IT donations is helping students in need
"The digital divide continues to widen. We need to reverse this trend and advance the circular economy by keeping equipment in life for as long as possible."
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Telstra
Australians sitting on $5.6 billion in unwanted tech - Telstra
Australians are sitting on an estimated $5.6 billion in unwanted and no longer used technology items, according to new research from Telstra.
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Smartphone
Telco industry urges New Zealanders to recycle unwanted mobile phones
There may be hundreds of thousands of discarded mobile phones sitting around in people’s homes.
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Recycling
Circular IT management could save the industry - and the planet
Circular IT management is possible, and it could save hundreds of millions of old IT products from ending up in landfills and polluting the earth.
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Smartphone
Got an old mobile phone lying around? Recycle it for free
If you’ve got an old mobile phone lying around that you know you’ll probably never use again, now’s the time to recycle it for free.
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Sustainability
Greenbox acquires Recytech to kick off New Zealand expansion
“We had explored a number of options to enable expansion into New Zealand and acquiring Recytech was the logical step."
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Cloud
Sony gets serious about reducing plastic pollution
The 'One Blue Ocean' project aims to reduce plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. It also states that Sony will also make efforts to reduce its environmental footprint to zero by 2050.
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E-waste
NZ Super Fund invests US$65m in American cloud company
Following the Rubicon investment, around 2% of the NZ Super Fund is invested in expansion capital investments.
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Data Protection
Interactive add hardware disposal capability with Erase IT acquisition
Erase IT provide IT asset (including hardware and equipment) disposal and recycling for over 650 customers across Australia.
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E-waste
Only 20% of e-waste is recycled - and this needs to change, says United Nations
“E-waste management is an urgent issue in today’s digitally dependent world, where use of electronic devices is ever increasing."
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E-waste
Imagination at work – e-waste into school lunches
In 2016 the NZ Child Poverty Monitor reported that 48,000 children in New Zealand were living in material hardship, often going without life’s basics.
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Cloud
Samsung puts environment first: Note 7 recycling effort
"..processes such as metals extraction shall be performed using environmentally friendly methods."
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Sustainability
TechCollect calls for Australian companies to recycle e-waste
“There is currently a lot more the corporate sector can do to take responsibility for the e-waste it generates."
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Recycling
ITrecycla provides profitable solution for your obsolete technology items
“In the current market and with the advent of the cloud, a mountain of servers and storage are up for recycling.”
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Sustainability
Tech industry invests in sustainability, looks at creating a healthy future
The consumer technology industry has a renewed focus on creating a healthier, more efficient future, and is looking at ways to advance sustainability.