e-waste stories - Page 2
Every year, billions of new smartphones, laptops, smartwatches and other high-tech devices are produced, with billions of others entering obsolescence and being disposed of. These devices contain multiple potentially hazardous metals and other chemicals, which are harmful to the environment if disposed of irresponsibly. This ‘e-waste’ also contains recoverable and recyclable materials, giving rise to organisations specializing in their recovery, repair and refurbishment
Australian businesses are prematurely discarding devices
SOTI research finds 72% of IT leaders in Australian corporations think devices are being disposed of unnecessarily, despite many having sustainability targets.
NZ’s first and only e-waste sorting machine launched
Computer Recycling launches e-waste shredder and MSS optical sorting machine BLUBOX, which is able to sort out a tonne of e-waste per hour.
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.
TechCollect NZ, Warehouse Stationery offer e-waste recycling in handful of stores
While it's a step in the right direction towards managing NZ's e-waste, the lack of accessible locations means that many Kiwis miss out.
Wearables market to reach 344.9 million shipments in 2022, lead by sports and fitness trackers
Wearable shipments are predicted to continue rising, with the global market projected to reach 344.9 million shipments in 2022, a growth increase of 13.2%.
The link between enterprise data security and sustainability
There is a link between enterprise data security and sustainability, according to a new report from Blancco Technology Group.
Cloud, sustainability, digital adoption - APAC tech predictions for 2022
Digital government services, anywhere-work arrangements, sustainability practices, and cloud first strategies are predicted as leading trends in Asia Pacific.
International E-Waste Day: Recycle your gadgets, save the earth
Today is International E-Waste Day, shedding light on the increasing problem of electronic waste and the need for action.
Quiz reveals awareness of the growing e-waste problem worldwide
Almost all consumers are aware that e-waste poses a danger to human health, according to a global quiz ahead of International E-Waste Day.
Skip the landfill: How a call for IT donations is helping students in need
IT lifecycle services company TES Australia has partnered with LiteHaus International to bridge the digital divide by donating devices to students in need.
Why a US company called Framework could change laptop design forever
Framework believes the consumer electronics industry is completely broken - so it's starting a laptop revolution.
Productivity Commission seeking feedback on Right to Repair report
The report explores ways in which governments and manufacturers could improve their products and repair processes for independent repairers and consumers.
EXCLUSIVE: The right to repair & why NZ must rethink the e-waste problem
What if there was a way to extend the lifespan of products before they end up in landfill? Device repairability seems like a logical step.
Mobile consumers demand assurance as they plan upgrades to 5G
More than half of consumers plan to upgrade to a 5G device within the next two years, according to Blancco Technology Group.
Do you trust your data to make decisions in your business?
The adoption of data-driven technology is at an all-time high, but 77% of IT decision-makers do not trust their data, according to research by SnapLogic.
Supply chain, AI and cloud set to dominate corporate tech agendas in 2021
Here are Infor’s top three technology predictions for 2021 in the areas of the supply chain, artificial intelligence and cloud.
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.
E-waste becoming a massive issue for businesses, so what can be done?
COVID-19 has led to a surge in e-waste and data security concerns as employees use more devices, according to a study by Blancco Technology Group. .
Telco industry urges New Zealanders to recycle unwanted mobile phones
New Zealanders are being urged to recycle their old mobile phones as part of Recycling Week NZ, supported by the Telecommunications Forum.
Slingshot launches e-waste initiative to Keep New Zealand Beautiful
Slingshot launches trade-in initiative to reduce e-waste in New Zealand, allowing new customers to choose pre-loved modems.
TechCollect NZ receives $320,000 from Govt to reduce e-waste
The Waste Minimisation Fund has given TechCollect NZ $320,000 to expand its e-waste pilot programme across New Zealand.
Time to take responsibility: E-waste - a global crisis
e-Waste is the world’s fastest-growing domestic waste stream, fueled by consumption rates of equipment, short life cycles, and few options for repair.
'They don't make things like they used to' - why devices aren't built to last
Apple accused of encouraging obsolescence, says UNSW industrial design expert. Manufacturers should do more to make products last longer.
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.