Environment & ICTs

Special report calls for IT manufacturers to stop designing for the digital dump

LONDON 16 December 2010 (Computer Aid International for APCNews)

In a Special Report published on 09 December, UK charity Computer Aid International calls for IT manufactures to take responsibility for the environmental cost of their products throughout their entire life-cycle. The Special Report, which is the third in a series of special reports on ICTs and the Environment, is titled “GreenICT: What producers must do”.

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New report asks, how environmentally-friendly is technology?

JOHANNESBURG 13 December 2010 (APC for APC/Hivos)

Computers are creating massive e-waste. The paper industry has had to double to meet printer demand. But smart technologies are bringing huge savings in energy consumption. As the UN conference on climate change starts in Cancun, the new Global Information Society Watch from APC and Hivos looks at ICTs and environmental sustainability in 53 countries, six regions and through ten expert thematic reports. What is the state of the industry in your country? Find out.

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Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC)
Description: 

Call2Recycle is a free collection programme for mobile phones and rechargeable batteries, active since 1994. It operates through a network of 30 000 drop-off locations, such as hospitals, universities, retailers, public institutions and communities, in Canada and the United States. All collected materials are recycled completely, in facilities in North America.

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battery disposal point locator, educational materials, videos, recycling laws, recycling facilities, safety tips

APCNouvelles 133 – WikiLeaks, nouveau rapport sur les TIC & changement climatique – 13/12/10

APCNouvelles 133 – WikiLeaks, nouveau rapport sur les TIC & changement climatique – 13/12/10

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APCNews 133 – WikiLeaks, New report on ICTs/climate change/e-waste – 13/12/10

APCNews 133 – WikiLeaks, New report on ICTs/climate change/e-waste – 13/12/10

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APCNews – December 13 2010 – Year XI Issue 133
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New report asks, How sustainable are ICTs really?

8 December 2010
JOHANNESBURG 8 December 2010 (APC-HIVOS) -

A new report launched at the start of the UN Climate Change conference questions the assumption that information and communications technologies (ICTs) will automatically be a panacea for climate change.

The Story of Electronics: How e-waste is generated

The Story of Electronics an accessible and very
smart eight minute film about e-waste, will be playing at
www.storyofelectronics.org as of this Tuesday, November 9.

The latest internet video release by Annie Leonard’s Story of Stuff
Project employs a simple but never “dumbed-down” communication style.
“The Story of Electronics” provides all consumers of e

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Tides Center
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The Electronics TakeBack Coalition (ETBC), supported by over 30 organisations, promotes green design and responsible recycling in the electronics industry.

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http://www.electronicstakeback.com/index.htm
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info@etakeback.org
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open
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information and tools on e-waste legislation, statistics, guide to e-waste recycling for consumers, green design for producers

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