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Green ICT In Our Own Communities

We have much to learn from all the global Green ICT activities, but we can't forget to pay attention to our own communities. I was reminded of this during a rural bicycle ride, when I saw abandoned e-waste. Months after alerting public and private entities, the toxic waste is still there! Worse yet, a sharp-eyed friend spotted two more further down the same road during a recent ride. It appear our rural ride route is becoming an e-waste dumping ground.

Green ICT Innovations

Researchers and businesses are advancing innovative ideas with potential for mainstream Green ICT. These range from products and services available today to futuristic concepts for tomorrow. The latest looks at the potential to reduce embedded carbon from the aluminum in ICT gear.

Mining E-Waste

Our latest update looks at the potential value of the e-waste recycling market and at the challenges nanoscale ICT poses to realizing that potential.

Finding the Greenest Tablets

The availability of tablets suitable for Green ICT purchasing continues to improve, with nine manufacturers offering over one hundred top-ranked models.

Bitcoin Is a Significant Component of ICT Electricity Consumption

We've tracked the growing environmental impact of cryptocurrency Bitcoin since 2013. Iceland has emerged as a major Bitcoin mining center, which will consume more power than Iceland's residential users. Now, an American city has banned cryptocurrency mining expansion due to excessive energy consumption.

Vertatique Has a New Tag for Green ICT and the Internet of Things

There is increasing interest about Internet of Things and its relationship to Green ICT. Click on the new tag 'IoT, above, to access all our information about this topic.

Greener Packaging for ICT Gear

Manufacturers are working to improve ICT gear's packaging, as shown in this post. These efforts can be undermined by shippers, as in our latest example. One the plus side, Dell continues to get recognition for its use of ocean plastics in packaging.

Finding the Greenest Mobile Phones

Resources for responsible phone purchasing have improved significantly. In our latest update, a manufacturer's up-cycling program collaborates with hacker space innovators.

EPA's SMM Electronics Challenge

The United States Environmental Protection Agency's Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge "encourages electronics manufacturers, brand owners and retailers to strive to send 100 percent of the used electronics they collect from the public, businesses and within their own organizations to third-party certified electronics refurbishers and recyclers." ICT companies have performed well in the Challenge. Dell, LG, Samsung all received top recognition.

Green ICT Conferences

The most comprehensive directory of Green ICT conferences, workshops and other events around the world. Latest addition is an event in Croatia.

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