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Greenest Telecom Providers

An update to this topic shows there are fewer resources available to evaluate the sustainability of telecom company operations. Sprint and AT&T are the 'best' USA companies, but are ranked well below other ICT companies, including global telecoms. BT Group is the global green leader.

Finding the Greenest Mobile Phones

Resources for responsible phone purchasing have not improved significantly in the past year. Apple and Samsung offer the best options in the United States. Fairphone is a good option for Europeans.

How Many Billion IoT Devices by 2020?

We have counted ~25 billion devices attached to our global ICT infrastructure. Many of these are Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. IoT has all the Green ICT issues of any tech segment. How many IoT devices will we see deployed in the next coming years? It is instructive to see how forecasts have been becoming more conservative.

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.

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.

Finding the Greenest Televisions

It's been a year since we did a major update to this category. It has not been a year of progress. Samsung appears to be doing best in this category.

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.

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