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Got an old mobile phone lying around? Recycle it for free
If you’ve got an old mobile phone lying around that you know you’ll probably never use again, now’s the time to recycle it for free.
Greenbox acquires Recytech to kick off New Zealand expansion
“We had explored a number of options to enable expansion into New Zealand and acquiring Recytech was the logical step."
Sony gets serious about reducing plastic pollution
The 'One Blue Ocean' project aims to reduce plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. It also states that Sony will also make efforts to reduce its environmental footprint to zero by 2050.
NZ Super Fund invests US$65m in American cloud company
Following the Rubicon investment, around 2% of the NZ Super Fund is invested in expansion capital investments.
Interactive add hardware disposal capability with Erase IT acquisition
Erase IT provide IT asset (including hardware and equipment) disposal and recycling for over 650 customers across Australia.
Only 20% of e-waste is recycled - and this needs to change, says United Nations
“E-waste management is an urgent issue in today’s digitally dependent world, where use of electronic devices is ever increasing."
Imagination at work – e-waste into school lunches
In 2016 the NZ Child Poverty Monitor reported that 48,000 children in New Zealand were living in material hardship, often going without life’s basics.
Samsung puts environment first: Note 7 recycling effort
"..processes such as metals extraction shall be performed using environmentally friendly methods."
TechCollect calls for Australian companies to recycle e-waste
“There is currently a lot more the corporate sector can do to take responsibility for the e-waste it generates."
ITrecycla provides profitable solution for your obsolete technology items
“In the current market and with the advent of the cloud, a mountain of servers and storage are up for recycling.”
Tech industry invests in sustainability, looks at creating a healthy future
The consumer technology industry has a renewed focus on creating a healthier, more efficient future, and is looking at ways to advance sustainability.