On this week´s Eco India: The Delhi based startup tackling e-waste, the German entrepreneurs developing durable electronics and the designers turning trash into design objects.
The huge number of smartphones in the world, combined with their short lifespans, make the ubiquitous devices a major environmental problem. Could modular designs be the solution?
France has floated the idea of slapping labels on products like electronics to tell consumers how long they will last, and how easily they can be recycled. But would such schemes actually inspire greener choices?
Fairphone founder Bas van Abel has won the Schwab Foundation's Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In a DW interview, he says his company's impact is much bigger than just the ethical green phones it sells.
People buy, consume and then discard. But can you imagine a reality where the concept of waste had no meaning? That's behind the growing "cradle to cradle" movement.
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