#electronics News

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Tech giants including Sony and Fujitsu are not making the grade when it comes to greening their operations. A new report calls out firms for a lack of commitment to renewable energy and a failure to account for emissions in supply chains.
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In a survey by online marketplace Carousell, 92 per cent of respondents from the Philippines said they bought secondhand items, but because of affordability. Hong Kong and Singapore ranked highest for choosing pre-loved items because they're more sustainable.
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Organic solar cells expand the potential applications of solar technology, but there are still challenges to be overcome before large-scale deployment.
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Customers, including in Asia, are asking for more sustainable options. IKEA’s new furniture buy-back scheme will be available in Japan and South Korea, and is expected to launch in Bangkok next year.
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#electronics Opinion

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If businesses want to thrive in this era of climate change and disruption, they need to be sustainable throughout their whole supply chain before they can claim to be doing good for the planet.
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One tonne of e-waste contains more gold than 17 tonnes of ore, making it a rich alternative to traditional mining. Recycling precious metals and minerals from used electronics can help make today's consumption patterns more environmentally sustainable.
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In an age of fast evolving political landscapes and the climate catastrophe, science fiction shows that tell stories of the near future, like Netflix's Black Mirror, offers valuable lessons for the present, writes media arts expert Aaron Burton.
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One of the biggest questions for policymakers, investors, and ordinary citizens is whether the development and adoption of clean-energy technologies will take place slowly or rapidly. There is ample evidence to suggest that it will happen quickly, and that those beholden to fossil fuels will soon be throwing good money after bad.
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#electronics Videos

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Sponsored In line with the Sustainable Development Goals' aim to eradicate poverty, a Japanese multinational electronics firm is providing power supply stations, solar storage and products to countries with little or no access to electricity.
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Diamonds aren't just for engagement rings and cutting tools—they can bring light to dark places.
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There are large financial and environmental benefits from reducing waste, says a recent report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
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Sponsored Amid concerns that the rise of industrial robots may soon render humans obsolete, Swiss automation giant ABB’s latest innovation may help shine a new light on what the future will look like when humans and robots can work together as partners.
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#electronics Podcasts

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Pro-miners argue that deep-sea mining is essential to enable the energy transition. On the Eco-Business podcast, Sian Owen of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition argues why nature's last frontier should be protected, not exploited.
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