Lifespan for phones and tablets

EU plans to enforce a longer lifespan for phones and tablets

The EU plans to require manufacturers of smartphones and tablets to continue supporting their devices with updates and spare parts for at least five years after they are sold. The measure should ensure that products can be used for longer, are easier to repair and

Circular IT principles

‘Procurement of IT must follow circular principles’

Sustainability is taking on an increasingly important role in the boardroom. So much so that CIOs and IT managers need to revamp their IT procurement strategy to add environmental impacts and align it with circular economy principles. That's the message from Eco-Friendly Web Alliance, in a

Circular data centers

Data centers: keen eye for circularity

The cloud has brought about a concentration of servers, owned by a few major parties. The emergence of those hyperscale data centers (HDCs) has brought their owners a keen eye for circular hardware. That's according to a report from DataCenterDynamics. Microsoft, for example announced a program

Common charger

European Parliament supports common charger

Members of the European Parliament have approved a proposal to introduce a common charger for all portable electronic devices, with the aim of reducing e-waste. The USB type C port will become the standard in the new legislation. The decision is laid down in the revised

Sustainability services

Consulting firms put money into sustainability services

Consulting firm Deloitte has allocated $1 billion to strengthen its sustainability and climate department to help clients in their transition to net zero. Business demand for services in the area of net zero transitions, also known as Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) consulting, will increase

CO2 emissions reduction

Apple reduces CO2 emissions in manufacturing

Apple says it has invested $4.7 billion to reduce CO2 emissions in the production of hardware and recycling technology. One of the projects made possible by the Green Bond investment fund resulted in carbon-free aluminum, which is used in the new iPhone SE (2022). The

Sustainability in IT

Focus on sustainability in IT studies Radboud University

Radboud University is going to emphasize sustainability in all IT studies to improve awareness and improve IT growth. The topic of sustainability has been almost entirely lacking and that needs to change, says Associate Professor of Computer Science Bernard van Gastel in AG Connect. The

Circular laptops

Circular laptops in Scottish Highlands

ILM Highland is launching a new service to refurbish unused and unwanted laptops in order to reduce e-waste. Each year, each person in the UK produces 23.9 kg of e-waste. On top of that, every British household contains an average of 20 unused electronic devices, of

Climate neutral

Bol.com climate neutral according to CNC standard

Bol.com is the first e-commerce platform in the Netherlands and Belgium to be allowed to carry the Climate Neutral Certification mark. The company has mapped the entire CO2 emissions of its processes and formulated reduction targets according to the guidelines of the Paris Agreement. Bol.com compensates

Sustainable technology

Accenture: sustainable technology strategy for growth and ESG goals

Consulting firm Accenture has conducted research on how companies can align their environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals with their technology strategy. Only 7 percent of the 560 companies surveyed do so fully, the study found. In the report, Uniting Technology and Sustainability: How to Get