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Verizon treated 2 million pounds of electronic waste in last five years

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Verizon treated 2 million pounds of electronic waste in last five years

In 2010, Verizon set a goal to collect 2 million pounds – or 1,000 tons – of electronic waste in communities it serves by the end of 2015. That five-year goal was achieved today, eight months ahead of schedule, during Verizon’s e-waste recycling rally in Wilmington, as area residents, businesses and Verizon employees safely disposed […]

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Consumer Electronics Recycling Record Set

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Consumer Electronics Recycling Record Set

The consumer electronics industry last year recycled 660 million pounds of electronics in the US — the industry’s highest every annual total — under the eCycling Leadership Initiative (ELI), according to a Consumer Electronics Association report. Read more: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2015/05/01/record-set-for-consumer-electronics-recycling/#ixzz3YuNBBVTd Source: Consumer Electronics Recycling Record Set · Environmental Leader · Environmental Management & Sustainable Development News

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Connected waste management: The future of cleaner and greener refuse disposal

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Niklas Ekarv, Head of M2M Asia Pacific, Vodafone Global Enterprise Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. By 2050, that number is expected to rise to 70%. The continued growth of the global urban population is putting a strain on public services and facilities, with issues such as traffic, pollution […]

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Apple testing products for internal environmental compliance

| September 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s one thing to rely on third party certification bodies like the EPA for the stamp of environmental approval, but Apple says it goes a step further by carrying out its own internal tests. As part of the launch of the new iPhone 5, Apple says that it goes as far as to carry out […]

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AT&T offers low energy chargers made with recycled plastic, details energy and water efficiency measures

| September 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

AT&T is offering its customers mobile phone chargers made with housing that consists of at least 30% post-consumer plastics, reports Environmental Leader. The chargers, available for wall sockets and cars, is rated Energy Star 5, and meets California’s Energy Commission 2013 efficiency standards, which specify reduced “vampire draw” when the charger is plugged in but […]

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Sprint Nextel goes ecoEnvelope

| June 16, 2012 | 2 Comments
Sprint Nextel goes ecoEnvelope

Sprint Nextel will be using “ecoEnvelopes” when sending its customers their bills, a move that the wireless operator says will save it up to US$500,000 and 447 tons of paper. Over the span of a year, Sprint Nextel estimates that it will save 9,931,834 gallons of water, prevent 859,047 pounds of solid waste, and eliminate […]

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AT&T goes for green packaging

| September 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

AT&T says it will go with greener packaging for its branded accessories. The new packaging will be composed of up to 30 percent plant-based materials sourced from ethanol harvested from natural sugarcane. The sugarcane used is this plant plastic is a rapidly renewable agricultural crop and replaces nearly a third of the fossil fuels traditionally […]

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AT&T recycles old subsea fibre for new network

| August 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

AT&T is building a new submarine cable system by pulling up a couple of decommission cables and relaying the fibres. The system, dubbed GOKI, will link up Guam, Okinawa and Kyushu in Japan and Incheon in Korea. The project will be deployed using a solution from Xtera Communications and Kokusai Cable Ship Co. (KCS) – […]

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Heating buildings with cloud computing

| August 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Some folks at Microsoft Research and the Computer Science Department at the University of Virginia have tabled an idea that is both radical and utilitarian at the same time. The idea is centered around so-called, Data Furnaces, basically, servers, or clusters of servers, that will act as heaters inside homes or buildings. The researchers note […]

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ITU wants ICT in UN’s COP-17 agenda

| July 13, 2011 | 1 Comment
ITU wants ICT in UN’s COP-17 agenda

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-17) in Durban, South Africa, the ITU is calling for the inclusion of ICT into the negotiating text of the conference. While climate change is certainly gaining mindshare at the UN, the industry was effectively sidelined at the last conference in Copenhagen, prompting outspoken criticism from some of […]

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