Lithium batteries used in laptops

Lithium consumption by batteries could be reduced by 70 percent

Microsoft and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed a new battery material based on High-Performance Computing (HPC) and AI, that could potentially reduce lithium usage by 70 percent. Laptops, which rely on lithium-ion batteries, are considered the most efficient on the market. The research by

Substantial savings on CO2 emissions and e-waste with refurbished electronics

Opting for a refurbished electronic device can significantly reduce CO2 emissions, water consumption and e-waste, according to research by Refurbed and Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH. The study compares the environmental impact of new and refurbished smartphones, tablets and laptops. The study indicates that 80% of all

Recycling of metals

Research: ‘Recycling of metal needs to improve’

A group of European scientists have examined the status of the extraction and reuse of metals, and their research concludes that in many cases sorting and recycling must improve. The metals with the highest rate of losses are found among laptops. The research group led by

Refurbished phones

Europeans more demanding when purchasing circular phones

A study (2022) conducted in eight European countries into the market of circular phones show that consumers are still not fully inclined to purchasing used phones. Buying refurbished phones from specialists however, is a much more appealing option. The research, the Recommerce Barometer 2022, is conducted