An environment-focused investment firm this month filed a shareholder resolution with Apple, asking the OEM to move away from its “restrictive” product repair policies.
GreenTek Solutions was selected to participate in Apple’s new Impact Accelerator program, which supports racial and ethnic minority-owned businesses in the green technology and clean energy sectors.
An advocacy group filed a shareholder resolution requesting that Microsoft study the impacts of making repair resources readily available to the public. The company hasn’t commented, but it referenced its existing efforts in the field of repair.
Once a partner in Samsung’s “Galaxy Upcycling” project, device repair organization iFixit now says the OEM has watered down the initiative to something “nearly unrecognizable.”
Belkin reported on its recycling progress, Dell launched a collection advertising campaign, and Intel wrote about how it works with device returns. These are a few recent developments from electronics manufacturers.
Dell, Glencore, Microsoft and Sims are among the founding collaborators of the Circular Electronics Partnership, a new initiative focused on boosting recovery and reuse of electronics.
A year after establishing a handful of guiding sustainability targets, Microsoft this month published a progress report. The report touched on the company’s move to increase reuse at its data centers.
Apple has agreed to settle allegations that the company concealed iPhone battery problems rather than informing customers or replacing the batteries.