MicroStrate Inc. is turning recycled computer parts and other plastic waste into stops signs and other signage at its 100,000-square-foot facility that recently opened in Kyle. MicroStrate is a trademarked material that was developed by Image Microsystems Inc., a reverse logistics company in Austin. Last year, the companies bought a building in Kyle and now..
United States: Armed with a US$ 3.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, researchers at the universities of Purdue and Tuskegee in the USA have initiated an international campaign to make electronics more environmentally friendly without compromising their quality. The researchers have united behind the Global Traineeship in Sustainable Electronics program, which will run..
Sustainable supply chains are increasingly becoming strategic for executives, employees and consumers, but bring along a number of challenges – including constant innovation, the realization that it is a process with mid-term gains and that sustainability advances quickly become obsolete especially in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector, where products are replaced in very..
MANILA, Philippines—By the time you get your hands on the newest phone model you’ve always wanted, a faster, smaller and perhaps even cheaper version comes out of the pipeline. Such is the blistering pace of today’s advances in technology that any product becomes obsolete in a matter of months. The accelerating rate of replacement, however,..
For some products, recycling is more involved than finding your closest blue bin. This is especially true with electronics recycling, where a little research is required to make sure that you are recycling products responsibly. Increased government regulation and official certification of recyclers both help make this possible. Of all the products brought to market..