Path to sustainable IT webinar

On 6 April 2022, Veena will join a panel discussion on the pathway to sustainable IT at a free webinar where she will outline some of the UNSW SMaRT Centre new research and current innovations in transforming complex e-waste into valuable materials and products.

Hosted by CHG, Veena will share some of the SMaRT Centre e-waste research and development innovations that can extract valuable materials to help electrify our future and deliver greater materials circularity, as well as its UNSW e-waste MICROfactorie.

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Digitalisation is seen as a major contributor to climate change. More and more IT products are in use worldwide, and innovations continually encourage new purchases.

Obsolete devices usually become electronic waste before the end of their potential useful life.  According to a study by the World Economic Forum (WEF), more than 50 million metric tons of e-waste were generated in 2018. Although decommissioned devices contain valuable resources, it is estimated that only 20 per-cent are collected, documented, and recycled.

Making digital transformation more sustainable remains a challenge that must be addressed in technology use, management, and production. Fortunately, new business models offer opportunities for sustainable growth.

In this interactive virtual event, you will be able to learn from the experts on the latest innovations in circular economy business models and a solution to achieving a carbon-neutral IT portfolio.