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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 possibility of biodegradable batteries made from paper.

How Fast Is Global E-waste Growing?

The most recent update on global e-waste from a consortium of international organizations gives us new data about the problem's scope and grow. Per-capita e-waste growth is slowing, the overall amount is growing with the world's population.

Fairphone & Apple Top Greenpeace Rankings

We periodically check in on the Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics, which ranks participating manufacturers on GreenICT criteria. No manufacturer received a top score this time, but there was a wide varience among the global mix of companies.

E-Device Metals Sourcing Bigger Problem Than Just Conflict Minerals

The issues around the use of metals in e-devices is more complicated than just the matter of conflict minerals. A recent report suggests devices might be more sustainable if they used more plastics and less metals.

Global Impact of Sustainable Electronics Design

Research suggests that design decisions are the dominant factor in the sustainability of e-gear.

Green ICT Publications Directory

Vertatique is launching a new directory of upcoming publications covering Green ICT topics.

Upcoming Publications Submission Deadline
Sensors Journal: Green, Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Networks 15 Jan 2019

Intel, Microsoft, Google, Apple & Cisco in EPA Green Power Partnership Top Ten

Following release of the 2017 Green Power Leadership Awards, EPA released its 2018 Green Power Partner rankings.

Newsweek's Green Rankings: ICT Comapnies Lose Dominance

ICT companies show less dominence of the top slots than they did five years ago. This is true in both US and Global rankings.

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.

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