Computers, tablets and other IT products we use daily contain chemicals that are in many cases harmful to people and the environment. For instance, flame-retardants in plastics prevent the product from catching fire and phthalates are used to soften the insulation of the cables.
Representatives from TCO Development will be attending a number of events during October-November. Bring your sustainable IT questions and let us know if you’ll be there.
A proposed Swedish chemical tax on electronics misses the mark on the environment, by instead focusing on revenue generation. The tax is only aimed at substances whose negative effects are already known, while giving a pass to untested substitutes that can pose even greater health and environmental risk.
In the fourth webinar of our 2016 Sustainable IT series, we welcomed Christina Macken, Director of Programs for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council in the USA, who provided a preview of their upcoming Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing – IT Hardware – version 2.0.
The survey shows a growing consumer demand for smartphones that are made to last, don't contain hazardous chemicals and are easily repaired and recycled.
Casio now joins NEC and Acer in offering projectors that meet all TCO Certified life cycle criteria for socially responsible manufacturing, energy efficiency, picture quality and lower environmental impact. Buyers can now choose from 50 certified projector models.