Taiwanese PC maker Acer has launched both a new Plastic Pandemic Report, along with a new Green PC, noting over half of Australians are "unaware of the severity of the plastic pandemic that we are facing," although in better news, "people are keen to make positive changes: 96% of those surveyed are concerned about the impact that their individual plastic consumption has on the environment."
The James Dyson Award 2021 winners have been announced, as once again, inspirational technologies that will make a real difference to lives and the planet have been unleashed. As you'll see below, the ingenuity of the inventions by the award entrants is outstanding - and for the first time, there are three global winners, with each receiving AUD $55,000 in prize money to support the next stages of their inventions.
One year on from announcing its climate change ambitions, Telstra has announced a raft of new commitments to manage its resources more efficiently including a promise to use only renewable or recycled materials in branded packaging by the end of next year.
Thales and Veolia have joined forces to create the first eco-designed SIM card made from recycled plastic.
The Australian Labor Party has poured scorn on the digital business announcement made by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday, claiming that the PM was "there for the media drop, the photo op, the re-packaged media drop, and the re-announcement, but never there for the follow-up".
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has established a $15 million fund to support research that aims to address end-of-life issues for solar PV panels, as well as increasing their efficiency and lowering their cost.
Australia's government-accredited mobile recycling program, MobileMuster, has revealed the significant progress it has made in positive impacting the environment over 21 years with the release of its 2019 Annual Report.
Mobile phone recycling organisation MobileMuster has released new research revealing that 68% of Australians "struggle to get rid of their things, despite 58% no longer using them because they feel attached to them, with old electronic devices and mobile phones high on the list of things people find hard to part with".
Smartphone manufacturer Vivo Mobile has joined the mobile telecommunications industry’s recycling program – MobileMuster – joining Australia’s major mobile handset manufacturers and network providers who work in collaboration to provide a free national recycling program to their customers.
Australia’s national Mobile Muster mobile phone recycling program has recycled 90 tonnes of mobiles and accessories, and the country’s second largest telco Optus says it has already contributed more than four tonnes, or 53,437 handsets and batteries, in 2018.
Engineers at the Australian National University in Canberra have invented a semiconductor with organic and inorganic materials that can convert electricity into light very efficiently – and is thin and flexible enough to help make devices such as mobile phones bendable.
Electronic waste (e-waste) is growing up to three times faster than general municipal waste in Australia – with estimates there will be 223,000 tonnes of waste mounted up by 2023-24.
TechCollect is asking businesses to increase recycling efforts and create a more sustainable workplace, and to mark 13 December in the diary for Waste Not, Want Not Day.
Having mustered a stellar recycling performance over the past year, including "growing industry participation and the volume of mobile phone components recycled through the programme", MobileMuster is celebrating 20 years.
New research says Australians "have over 30 million spare, unused mobile phones sitting idle in our drawers", with the number set to soar as eight million new phones will sell during 2017.
E-Waste recycling gurus Mobile Muster point to new data showing that not only are 25.5 million mobile phones cluttering Aussie homes, but that four million of those are broken and not working!
MobileMuster, the mobile telecommunications industry’s recycling scheme, has appointed Spyro Kalos as manager to replace long-time manager, Rose Read, who has departed to pursue other recycling opportunities.
Don’t dump your old TVs or other tech gear by the road, or illegally - you can drop them off free nationwide, but many don’t know this or are worried about their data.
If you recycle your old mobile phone at a Salvos Store this year you’ll help raise funds for the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.
The Mobile Muster program is appealing for all to recycle their old, unwanted mobiles, batteries and accessories to help families in need for Christmas 2015.
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