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Finding the Greenest Computer Monitors and Projectors

There are hundreds of green-certified computer displays available and available models in most categories have increased since 2017. Here is how to find the most sustainable displays, including projectors, listed by international certification services.

Carbon Footprint Of Streaming

We've take a look over the years at the carbon footprints of everything from Second Life to DVDs. Now we take a look at media streaming services like Netflix.

Does Green ICT Gear Harbor Spyware?

Sometimes Green ICT intersects with other news in surprising ways. Bloomberg reports that an "...attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain..." The article, The Big Hack, claims that an energy-efficient server board may be the culprit.

Finding the Greenest Desktops

A look at major certification programs in the United States and Europe shows a significant increase in the number of certified models over the past few years. Desktops, workstations, and related configurations are a declining market, so it is a positive sign that manufacturers are still certifying their latest products.

University Town Illustrates the Flaws in America's Consumer E-waste Handling



E-waste Collection at UW-Madison Moving Days - 2016

We've show how, in my locality, America's approach to consumer e-waste provides dis-incentives to rural residents. This post shows the same dynamic at play with university students. But the city did temporarily remove one barrier during a flood.

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
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