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Samsung expects profit growth and has overtaken Intel

Samsung Electronics earnings are expected to hit $12 billion. The growth in profit was driven largely by the success of the company’s semiconductor business. On the other side Samsung management discourages employees from speaking up and identifying problems. On Friday July 7th Samsung Electronics said…

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…

Greenpeace protests push Samsung to recycle Note 7 devices

Greenpeace protests push Samsung to recycle Note 7 devices

After months of pressure and protests of Greenpeace, Samsung finally published a plan to recycle and relaunch Galaxy Note 7 devices that have been recalled due to battery faults. Worldwide, 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 devices have been recalled after over a hundred of them…

The impact of 10 years of smartphone production

The impact of 10 years of smartphone production

Over 7 billion smartphones have been produced since 2007. These smartphones have changed the world in many positive ways, but the manufacturing of the phones has a devastating impact on our planet. Greenpeace states in a report that a new business model is needed in…

New legal framework needed to limit chemicals in products

New legal framework needed to limit chemicals in products

The current legal framework fails to ensure information about dangerous chemicals entering the material cycles of products. In a new report of ClientEarth and European Environmental Bureau (EEB), it is argued that existing legislation should be adapted in order to protect human health and the…

Growing problem of E-waste in Asia

Growing problem of E-waste in Asia

Electronic waste is becoming an increasing problem in Asia. There is no sufficient pre-existing infrastructure to deal with the growing amount of e-waste. A particular concern is the variety of environmentally deleterious chemicals like mercury, lead, arsenic and beryllium present in electronics. When these end…

Event: Mobile Social Congress in Barcelona, February 28-March 1

Event: Mobile Social Congress in Barcelona, February 28-March 1

On February 28 and March 1, 2017, SETEM Catalunya organizes the Mobile Social Congress in Barcelona as an alternative to the Mobile World Congress. The Mobile Social Congress will focus on the impact of activities in the supply chains of electronics in the Global South…