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
Microsoft Surface repairs now available nationwide in NZ
Broken screens and other minor defects can now be rectified nationwide by repair technicians based in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.
RAD project marks impressive 2023 with donations & accolades
In 2023, the Recycle A Device (RAD) project achieved remarkable milestones, including donating 2,374 laptops and winning notable accolades.
Vodafone encourages Australians to recycle unused mobile devices
Vodafone urges Aussies to recycle old mobiles this holiday, revealing 22.3 million devices lay redundant across the nation.
London start-up Reboxed secures £1.6m for sustainable tech retail growth
Sustainable tech start-up Reboxed has bagged £1.6m to boost its eco-friendly marketplace, aspiring to rehome 100 million devices by 2030.
Data centres could use 20% of global power by 2025
Data centres could account for a fifth of the world's power consumption by 2025, underlining a pressing need for sector sustainability, says Wisetek.
Quadrent Green Lease bridges the digital gap in New Zealand
The Quadrent Green Lease programme champions digital inclusion and e-waste reduction in New Zealand's underprivileged communities.
Seagate reveals Exos CORVAULT 4U106 with extraordinary 2.5PB storage capacity
Seagate Technology unveils Exos CORVAULT 4U106, a multi-petabyte block storage system with a massive 2.5PB capacity.
Schneider Electric updates environmental reporting for data centres
Schneider Electric updates sustainability metrics-reporting system aimed at improving environmental benchmarks for data centres.
Blancco prevents 107m KG of IT devices from becoming e-waste in a year
Blancco's software prevented 107m KG of IT devices from becoming e-waste, erasing data from 63.8 million devices in the past year.
Hyderabad teen duo wins award for e-waste initiative
Hyderabad's young prodigies, Diya Loka and Sahithi Radha, have won international recognition for their e-waste initiative, E-Cycl.
Samsung hosts e-waste collection day in Auckland this weekend
Samsung Electronics New Zealand is hosting free electronic collection events on International E-Waste Day to tackle the growing issue of e-waste.
Salvation Army’s SATCoL re-launching data destruction service
The project aims to save companies money and give unwanted IT equipment such as laptops, PCs, phones and tablets a new lease of life.
BOM IT partners Byteback to help the IT industry cut carbon
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.
IWD 2023: The circular economy for e-waste needs more (wo)manpower
The planet desperately needs more people to act sustainably, but that burden of responsibility shouldn't fall squarely on women's shoulders.
Understanding end-user behaviour critical for cost-cutting and sustainability goals
CIOs have an opportunity to take a comprehensive look into the health of their IT infrastructure, and in particular, end-user experience.
Arnies Recon gives old tech devices a second life
A Sydney business is helping residents gift gadgets in a guilt-free and sustainable way as the holiday season approaches.
Arnies Recon to help e-recycle during the festive season
Arnies Recon has saved over 4.5 thousand tonnes of appliances and electronics from landfill in the last three years.
Aotearoa businesses sitting on untapped goldmine of old tech
Study finds New Zealand businesses are not truly aware of the economic benefits of sustainable e-waste management.
Seagate announces next gen advanced storage arrays
The new Exos X systems feature up to twice the performance of the previous generation and enhanced enterprise-class durability, the company states.
NZ program recovers and recycles more than 177 tonnes of e-waste
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.
Driving the Green Software Framework with Accenture
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.
Reducing e-waste and promoting sustainability in the PC industry
Australian e-waste is causing devastating environmental impact, with only 1% of TVs and 10% of PCs being recycled.
Australian businesses are prematurely discarding devices
SOTI research finds 72% of IT leaders in Australian corporations think devices are being disposed of unnecessarily, despite many having sustainability targets.
NZ’s first and only e-waste sorting machine launched
Computer Recycling launches e-waste shredder and MSS optical sorting machine BLUBOX, which is able to sort out a tonne of e-waste per hour.