Could bacteria mean sustainable mining?

Researchers are investigating whether bacteria could extract the elements needed for computers, EVs and mobile phones – all powered by sugar…

Tokyo 2020: Finishing line in sight for sustainable medals

All the medals for the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo will be made from recycled materials

Samsung unboxes its plans for sustainable packaging

It is ditching plastic packaging used for its mobile phones, tablets and home appliances

UK fuel cells to power Indian mobile phone masts

The UK firm Intelligent Energy will provide fuel cells – originally designed for green cars – to an Indian telecoms company to power mobile phone masts in a multi-million pound deal. The agreement with Ascend Telecoms, which serves all licensed mobile network operators in India, will see the firm develop its zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell […]

One charger for all mobile phones on the cards

It could be a case of one charger to rule them all if the EU presses on with plans to cut waste in the electronic goods market. Draft rules written over Christmas by MEPs would oblige mobile phone manufacturers to provide a common battery charger. The provisional agreement needs to be adopted formally by all […]

New energy apps to help consumers understand their usage

Ever wondered how much energy your house uses? Soon people in America may be able to check it from their mobile phones! The US Energy Department is launching the ‘Apps for Energy’ contest, which will offer cash prizes for creating energy related applications to be accessed via phones and other online mediums. The new contest […]