Society’s Global Appetite for Technology Accelerates Climate Change and E-Waste
June 29 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Technology is an essential and valued aspect of our lives, yet it comes at a price. The carbon footprint of our devices, the internet and the systems supporting them account for about 3.7% of global greenhouse emissions, about as much as produced by the airline industry. Moreover, technology products continue to consume unsustainable amounts of materials and natural resources, be a source of hazardous substances, add to the largest growing waste stream in the world, e-waste, in addition to negative climate impacts. While the technology sector is making strides to address the environmental and social impacts of their products, there continues to be sourcing from conflict zones, worker exposure to toxic substances during the manufacturer and assembly processes and unacceptable labor and human rights behaviors throughout the supply chain. The Global Electronics Council works towards creating a world of only sustainable technology products and services through programs and partnerships to address these negative environmental and social impacts while maximizing the many positive benefits that technology brings to our daily lives. Join GEC and SSF in a 90-minute webinar addressing how sustainable purchasing practices can accelerate the technology industry’s pathway to net zero energy and planet friendlier products and waste management practices.
Register and learn more here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9126082165690139151