Sustainable Electronics News: What We’re Reading
Welcome to GEC’s Sustainable Electronics News Roundup for the week ending February 3, 2017. Many articles captured our attention during the past week. The four below piqued specific areas of interest.
January 24, 2017 | Anthropocene
Protein filaments just 3 nanometers wide that are produced by certain species of bacteria could be a key to environmentally friendly electronics manufacturing, according to microbiologists at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
January 25, 2017 | Environmental Research Web
Sustainable computing is seen by some as an energy-efficiency savior. But how much can information and communication technology (ICT) reduce energy usage in the real world?
January 26, 2017 | NPR
While the world becomes more wired through laptops, tablets and mobile phones, a mountain of electronic waste — or e-waste — is also growing. The greatest contributor to that stock of e-waste is Asia, according to a report published last week from United Nations University.
January 26, 2017 | EE Times Europe
Lack of efficiency in the use of natural resources is not the only culprit for many of the Earth’s environmental issues; a new study from MIT hints that the unbalance mostly comes from the sheer number of products being produced, not necessarily the poor efficiency put into producing them.