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What is the Environmental Cost of Internet of Things?

While the internet of things has the potential to help reduce global GHG emissions and increase supply chain efficiency, the thousands of sensors and smart devices — once they reach end of life — may come at a steep environmental cost, says a Computer World article. Bettina Tratz-Ryan, research VP … Read more »

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Outerwall to Recycle 2 Million Pounds of Mobile Devices

Outerwall says it expects to collect at least 2 million pounds of mobile phones, tablets, and other devices and accessories over the next three years through its ecoATM recycling kiosks, which accept electronics for reuse and recycling, helping to divert e-waste from landfills. More than 1.8 billion mobile phones were … Read more »

Apple, Colgate Among Companies Agreeing to 44 Shareholder Resolutions

Apple, Intel, Colgate, Smucker’s, Crocs, and Garmin are among the companies whose investors successfully used shareholder resolutions to spur corporate action on climate change, hydraulic fracturing, supply chain and water availability risks, among other sustainability issues, during the 2012 proxy voting season. Advocacy group Ceres says of the some 110 … Read more »