America’s green electronics standards have been taken over by the manufacturers

Motherboard wrote: “We all know it’s not easy to repair a Samsung Galaxy S8. How is it possible this phone earned a “gold” rating from the nonprofit Green Electronics Council under its Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) certification?” America’s green electronics standards have been…

The silence of Apple in China sets a dangerous precedent

The New York Times reported that Apple pulled down several VPN apps from its Chinese App Store. These apps are programs that allow iPhone users to bypass the Chinese government’s censorship apparatus. Apple’s silence may be tactical; the Chinese government, the conventional thinking goes, does not take…

OLED suppliers compete for new iPhone orders

OLED will bring a brighter future to LG Display

With the technology having boosted its TV business, LG is now also in the field of smartphones Apple will switch from LCD to OLED panels for it’s next generation iPhones. These new phones will be introduced next year and will be a bonanza for Samsung…

How many smartphones are thrown away every day?

In just 10 years, more than 7 billion smartphones have been produced. Greenpeace pulled the stats to show how our consumption habit is affecting our planet. Can you guess how many smartphones are thrown away every day? To save Earth’s limited resources — and our…

Who will clean up Silicon Valley’s E-wasteland?

Capitalandmain.nl published the article of Julianne Tveten: Who Will Clean Up Silicon Valley’s E-wasteland? She writes about the conditions that contribute to the production of e-waste, about the solutions and who is most responsible for reaching a truly effective solution. The years 2014 and 2015 produced approximately…

Is Apple really providing learning opportunities to its employees?

A new investigative report disclosing Apple’s interns abuses will be published by SACOM soon. To demand Apple Inc. to stop abusing students and end labour informalization, please like and share SACOM’s animation and join the campaign #iSlaveat10. In recent years, the term “Empowering Workers” has…

Over 55.000 people sign petition to ban toxic chemicals in electronic supply chains

Over 55.000 people signed the petition ‘COMPLICIT: Demand Apple and Samsung Protect Workers from being Poisoned’. The documentary ‘Complicit’ tells the stories of workers who suffer from reproductive illnesses and aggressive forms of cancer due to chemical poisoning in electronics factories that produce for Apple,…

Greenpeace and iFixit present product repair guide

E-waste is a growing problem and electronic companies are contributing to it because it is getting increasingly complex to repair mobile devices. Together with iFixit, Greenpeace ranked 40 different smartphones, tablets and laptops based on the ability to repair. The amount of e-waste could be…

Inside ‘Foxconn city’

Journalist Brian Merchant managed to enter Foxconn’s Longhua complex in Shenshen, China, home to around 450.000 workers. The Longhua complex received a lot of media attention in 2010, when employees committed suicide by jumping off the high buildings. Unfortunately, not much has changed since then….