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E-waste
International E-Waste Day: Recycle your gadgets, save the earth
In one million phones there could be 24 kilograms of gold, 16,000 kilograms of copper, 350 kilograms of silver, and 14 kilograms of palladium. When devices aren’t recycled, all of this material goes to waste.
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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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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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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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Sustainability
50 million tonnes of e-waste: IT faces sustainability challenges
“Through This is IT, we want to help people better understand the problem of today’s linear “take, make, dispose” thinking around IT products and its effects like e-waste, pollution and climate change."
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Data Protection
Used device market held back by lack of data security regulations
Mobile device users are sceptical about trading in their old device because they are concerned that data on those devices may be accessed or compromised after they hand it over.
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Sustainability
Report: Bulk of data centre managers don’t care about environment
This week Supermicro released its first annual report detailing the environmental impact of today’s cloud-scale data centres.
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Cloud
HPE promotes 'circular economy' for end-of-use tech
HPE is planning to show businesses worldwide that throwing old tech and assets into landfill is not the best option when it comes to end-of-use disposal.
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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.