Environmental


The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal

The climate crisis is not a purely technical or scientific problem – it is a social problem. Our entire way of living – and society with it – must change to make the future more sustainable. Questions about the “right” way to live are receiving increased attention. The burning of fossil fuels, the horrific quantities of plastic in our seas, excessive meat consumption and much...

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Raw Materials for IT Products – Not Always Unproblematic

Raw Materials for IT Products – Not Always Unproblematic

All along the supply chain, the production of IT hardware is often associated with pollution and poor working conditions, which can even include forced labour. What is more, mineral raw materials such as tantalum, tin or tungsten sometimes lead to violent conflicts and fund armed groups, as is the case in DR Congo for example. Refurbished hardware is a sustainable alternative that reduces the consumption...

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Green Computing: Tips on Minimising Environmental Impact in Everyday Use

Green Computing: Tips on Minimising Environmental Impact in Everyday Use

Although the global crisis caused by the coronavirus has momentarily forced the topic of sustainability somewhat onto the back burner, it is still an issue that both enterprises and private users have to face up to. Careful use of resources, reduction of energy consumption and protection of the environment are just as important to IT today as they were before the pandemic. But what is...

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Green IT Refurbishing

Green IT Refurbishing

The refurbishing of IT hardware usually focuses on the refurbishment of end user devices such as PCs, laptops or smartphones. Today, however, we would like to introduce another area of used and reconditioned hardware: network technology. Reconditioning infrastructure devices such as switches or routers is particularly worthwhile, as new equipment is comparatively expensive and used equipment still offers many companies excellent performance. Not only this:...

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Using products for longer helps protect the environment

Using products for longer helps protect the environment

To help protect the environment, it is vital that we all use fewer resources. The best way to achieve this is by using existing products for longer. And not just IT equipment, but all the goods we use in our daily lives, such as furniture, bicycles, bags and suitcases. A new background paper from the German Federal Environmental Agency offers strategies for implementing this. The...

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The Right to Repair is Coming

The Right to Repair is Coming

The EU Commission has declared war on electrical waste. It is introducing stricter provisions for the Ecodesign Directive and wants to simplify the repair of electrical appliances such as televisions, monitors and refrigerators. As of 2021, manufacturers of certain electrical appliances will have to provide spare parts and instructions to repair businesses. For consumer protection organisations, the Directive doesn't go far enough. They are demanding...

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What is IT Remarketing?

What is IT Remarketing?

IT remarketing describes the entire process of remarketing used IT hardware. Find out here why this is worth doing and how IT remarketing works in detail. The reselling of used hardware is a process comprising multiple steps, which are summarized under the term IT remarketing. These steps are generally performed by one service provider completely or in parts. The purely technical overhaul of IT equipment...

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Air pollution: an experience-based report

Air pollution: an experience-based report

Yana is a digital nomad and, as a freelance writer, has already written many articles about the environment for our blog. Today we would like to let her speak for herself. Because Yana is currently experiencing the consequences of environmental pollution in Asia – which is also an increasing problem in this country. What is everyday life like in the air-polluted big cities of the...

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Energy Efficiency Networks Initiative

Energy Efficiency Networks Initiative

Green IT Solution has just joined an Energy Efficiency Network. This was triggered by our participation in ECOPROFIT 2017/18. Like all participants of the last Ecoprofit round, we applied to the Federal Republic of Germany to be included in the Energy Efficiency Networks initiative. And we are pleased to announce that our application was successful! What is the Energy Efficiency Networks initiative? The Energy Efficiency...

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10th Sustainability Day ­- we were there

10th Sustainability Day ­- we were there

Among all the events concerning environmental and economic issues taking place throughout the year, one stands out in particular: German Sustainability Day, with the presentation of the Sustainability Award. Of course, as a company with a green mission, we didn’t want to miss it – and we were there on the 10th Sustainability Day in December 2017. 10th Sustainability Day: topics of the future –...

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