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So you have a new cellphone …

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Around 44% of old cellphones are lying around unused. Between 65% and 80% of the material content of a cellphone can be recycled or re-used. Now you are able to deposit old cellphones at cellphone outlets in South Africa for recycling.

Vodacare has implemented an e-waste disposal process at its outlets (Somerset Mall, Tyger Valley, Canal Walk), and Nokia has placed e-waste bins at various other outlets (find them here). So take the opportunity to deliver your old, unused cellphones there.

Benchmarking “green IT” in universities

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Our peers in Australia (CAUDIT) have progressed much further with benchmarking IT between universities – including benchmarking on the sustainable IT or “green IT” front. South Africa’s equivalent HE IT association, ASAUDIT, has largely adopted CAUDIT’s benchmarking metrics. The Green IT benchmarking metrics are briefly discussed in this post.

Sustainable IT blog: Green IT vs real-world IT Practice?

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Is there a fit between so-called Green IT and real-world IT practice? Read the post here


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