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…

20 ICT firms ranked on supply chain forced labour

20 ICT firms ranked on supply chain forced labour

KnowTheChain released its first ranking of ICT companies with regard to their efforts in mitigating forced labour in their supply chains. For the twenty global ICT companies that were evaluated by KnowTheChain, the average score was…

Most electronic gadgets are not designed for recycling

Most electronic gadgets are not designed for recycling

Consumer demand for small devices has helped create a system where products are recycled via shredding, which is very much what it sounds like. Gadgets are essentially pulverized down to their smallest bits, after which…

Poor working conditions persist in Chinese IT production

Poor working conditions persist in Chinese IT production

Forced overtime, strenuous shifts during peak periods, few days off each month, wages lower than a living wage, and militant management; these are the outcomes of an investigation into Chinese IT manufacturers by six European…