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How is Telstra leading the way on electronics recycling? | FM Magazine

How is Telstra leading the way on electronics recycling? | FM Magazine | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Telstra has a unique opportunity to lead the way in stewarding retired electronics, and providing solutions to e-waste, launching a refreshed and renewed commitment to address the growing problem of e-waste in a more holistic and coordinated manner.

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Great to see Tesla encouraging electronics recycling throughout its supply chain.

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The batteries in your favorite devices are literally covering Chinese villages in black soot

The batteries in your favorite devices are literally covering Chinese villages in black soot | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Tracing the origins of the graphite in a phone, for example, requires finding out where the ­phonemaker obtains batteries, where the battery makers acquire the portion of batteries known as anodes, and where the anode producers get their graphite. Moreover, because there are multiple suppliers at each step and various types of graphite, it is difficult to know where any given batch of the mineral ends up.
Several companies declined to disclose the origin of their graphite. For example, Tesla, perhaps the best-known electric-car maker, uses Panasonic batteries. Tesla said those batteries have never included graphite from the Chinese company BTR, but it declined to identify its graphite source.

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Air pollution drifts across the ocean and raises ozone levels in the western part of the U.S. How safe are we all with regards to this issue?

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