Corporations can help address e-waste, but the culture must change first

Shannon Mahaffey - COO, Origina 02.12.2024


How can we change a corporate IT culture that encourages B2B buyers to solve every problem with a new purchase instead of improving or simply maintaining the software or hardware they’ve already invested in?   Chief technology officers are faced with a difficult dilemma worldwide. They understand and acknowledge the environmental damage caused by filling […]


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The Necessity, Responsibility and Right to Repair

Tim Rumage - Planetary Ethicist 10.23.2023


I have three functional and operational VCRs. I understand that this opening statement is not something one could, or should, normally brag about in the world of digital streaming, but the VCRs work. And I have dozens and dozens of VHS recordings that I still enjoy. I will also confess that three of the five […]


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Less is More: Quality Not Quantity

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 07.10.2023


I think a lot about our divisive societies and the constant war and strife around the world, while we absolutely must work together to solve our climate crisis. I don’t have the answer, but I think a sharing economy is a step in the right direction.   Sharing Economy   A sharing economy delivers the […]


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The Right to Repair is Long Past Due

David Houle - Futurist 05.15.2023


Every person reading this column lives in a consumer economy. A consumer economy is a linear process of extract/produce/distribute/sell/buy/discard. We live in a world where waste has been planned into the equation. There is no waste in nature. Waste is a design flaw unique to humanity.     A consumer economy not only promotes consumption, […]


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