Make Environmental Compliance Part of Product Development

To stay competitive in today’s market, many manufacturers’ list environmental compliance and product sustainability as key elements for success. To support your environmental compliance objectives, you need a sustainability framework built on a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) foundation that allows you to phase-out non-sustainable components and materials, and design-in new and innovative ’green’ alternatives. As…

Nearly 14 Million Pounds (6.3 million Kilograms) of Used Batteries Recycled in 2017

Atlanta/Toronto  – January 24, 2018 – Call2Recycle, North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship and recycling program, today reported that their partners, stewards and collection sites recycled nearly 14 million pounds (6.3 million kilograms) of batteries throughout the U.S. and Canada in 2017. These results contribute to Call2Recycle’s mission of keeping batteries out of landfills. To…

IoT Enables Smarter Waste Management

Face it, waste happens. Every supply chain must deal with it. That’s why there are waste management companies and solutions, though they have been hampered by inadequate information flow, which leads to another form of waste – that of time and energy. Now, IoT is enabling smarter solutions, and rapid-application development (RAD) platforms make it…

3 Things Apple Won’t Say About Making iPhones from Recycled Components

Apple has recently stepped up its claims about how it intends to eventually move towards a sustainable production model for its iPhones by using recycled components. Earlier this year, for example, Apple introduced the concept to “stop mining the earth altogether” for its iPhone production in its “Environmental Responsibility Report.” In that document, Lisa Jackson,Apple’s…

Green Shipping Easier than Ever Before

Take a look around—do you see any personal computers, tablets, mobile devices, or cellphones nearby? You most likely do; after all, technology has become a common aspect of our daily lives. In fact, Gartner reports that in 2018, the number of worldwide combined device shipments will increase by 1.6% percent to 2017, amounting to almost…