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e-waste stories

Every year, billions of new smartphones, laptops, smartwatches and other high-tech devices are produced, with billions of others entering obsolescence and being disposed of. These devices contain multiple potentially hazardous metals and other chemicals, which are harmful to the environment if disposed of irresponsibly. This ‘e-waste’ also contains recoverable and recyclable materials, giving rise to organisations specializing in their recovery, repair and refurbishment
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Dell unveils largest range of AI laptops for businesses
Last week
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Dell Technologies to reveal largest-ever collection of AI-based commercial laptops and mobile stations, designed to prepare companies for the AI era at MWC.
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Technology's power: Steering sustainable IT evolution forward
Thu, 18th Jan 2024
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cloud services
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When considering sustainable IT solutions, we’ve broken down the six steps of transformative actions that could help your organisation reach its goals.
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Dell's Concept Luna inspires drive for sustainable product design
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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Dell Technologies tackles e-waste with Concept Luna, championing sustainable, recyclable technology design.
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Microsoft Surface repairs now available nationwide in NZ
Thu, 7th Dec 2023
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Broken screens and other minor defects can now be rectified nationwide by repair technicians based in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.
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RAD project marks impressive 2023 with donations & accolades
Mon, 4th Dec 2023
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nz
In 2023, the Recycle A Device (RAD) project achieved remarkable milestones, including donating 2,374 laptops and winning notable accolades.
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Vodafone encourages Australians to recycle unused mobile devices
Thu, 30th Nov 2023
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Vodafone urges Aussies to recycle old mobiles this holiday, revealing 22.3 million devices lay redundant across the nation.
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London start-up Reboxed secures £1.6m for sustainable tech retail growth
Fri, 24th Nov 2023
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Sustainable tech start-up Reboxed has bagged £1.6m to boost its eco-friendly marketplace, aspiring to rehome 100 million devices by 2030.
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Data centres could use 20% of global power by 2025
Tue, 21st Nov 2023
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cloud services
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Data centres could account for a fifth of the world's power consumption by 2025, underlining a pressing need for sector sustainability, says Wisetek.
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Quadrent Green Lease bridges the digital gap in New Zealand
Mon, 20th Nov 2023
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The Quadrent Green Lease programme champions digital inclusion and e-waste reduction in New Zealand's underprivileged communities.
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Seagate reveals Exos CORVAULT 4U106 with extraordinary 2.5PB storage capacity
Thu, 16th Nov 2023
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Seagate Technology unveils Exos CORVAULT 4U106, a multi-petabyte block storage system with a massive 2.5PB capacity.
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Schneider Electric updates environmental reporting for data centres
Tue, 7th Nov 2023
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digital transformation
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power / energy
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e-waste
Schneider Electric updates sustainability metrics-reporting system aimed at improving environmental benchmarks for data centres.
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Blancco prevents 107m KG of IT devices from becoming e-waste in a year
Mon, 23rd Oct 2023
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Blancco's software prevented 107m KG of IT devices from becoming e-waste, erasing data from 63.8 million devices in the past year.
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Hyderabad teen duo wins award for e-waste initiative
Wed, 11th Oct 2023
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Hyderabad's young prodigies, Diya Loka and Sahithi Radha, have won international recognition for their e-waste initiative, E-Cycl.
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Samsung hosts e-waste collection day in Auckland this weekend
Wed, 11th Oct 2023
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Samsung Electronics New Zealand is hosting free electronic collection events on International E-Waste Day to tackle the growing issue of e-waste.
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Salvation Army’s SATCoL re-launching data destruction service
Thu, 28th Sep 2023
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The project aims to save companies money and give unwanted IT equipment such as laptops, PCs, phones and tablets a new lease of life.
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BOM IT partners Byteback to help the IT industry cut carbon
Mon, 24th Apr 2023
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e-waste
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BOM IT Solutions has partnered with the electronic waste company, Byteback, to help the IT sector reduce its electronic waste and cut its carbon footprint.
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IWD 2023: The circular economy for e-waste needs more (wo)manpower
Wed, 8th Mar 2023
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The planet desperately needs more people to act sustainably, but that burden of responsibility shouldn't fall squarely on women's shoulders.
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Understanding end-user behaviour critical for cost-cutting and sustainability goals
Tue, 7th Feb 2023
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CIOs have an opportunity to take a comprehensive look into the health of their IT infrastructure, and in particular, end-user experience.
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Arnies Recon gives old tech devices a second life
Wed, 30th Nov 2022
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pc hardware
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recycling
A Sydney business is helping residents gift gadgets in a guilt-free and sustainable way as the holiday season approaches.
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Arnies Recon to help e-recycle during the festive season
Fri, 11th Nov 2022
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electronics
Arnies Recon has saved over 4.5 thousand tonnes of appliances and electronics from landfill in the last three years.
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Aotearoa businesses sitting on untapped goldmine of old tech
Tue, 13th Sep 2022
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sustainable it
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Study finds New Zealand businesses are not truly aware of the economic benefits of sustainable e-waste management.
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Seagate announces next gen advanced storage arrays
Fri, 9th Sep 2022
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virtualisation
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storage
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data centre operators
The new Exos X systems feature up to twice the performance of the previous generation and enhanced enterprise-class durability, the company states.
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NZ program recovers and recycles more than 177 tonnes of e-waste
Tue, 9th Aug 2022
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The TechCollect NZ pilot program says its milestone of recovering and recycling more than 177 tonnes of ICT e-waste recognises the efforts of many.
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Driving the Green Software Framework with Accenture
Mon, 11th Jul 2022
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Technology's share of the world's carbon footprint is set to reach 14% by 2040. Accenture has outlined key areas of impact to create sustainable change.