Information Technology

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In 2030, You Won’t Own Any Gadgets

Owning things used to be simple. You went to the store. You paid money for something, whether it be a TV, clothes, books, toys, or electronics. You took your item home, and once you paid it off, that thing belonged to you. It was yours. You could do whatever you...
In 2030, You Won’t Own Any Gadgets
In 2030, You Won’t Own Any Gadgets

Owning things used to be simple. You went to the store. You paid money for something, whether it be a TV, clothes, books, toys, or electronics. You took your item home, and once you paid it off, that thing belonged to you. It was yours. You could do whatever you...

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Circular Procurement of IT equipment
Circular Procurement of IT equipment

This procurement aimed to purchase IT equipment for 1,000 workstations in a way that supported circular supply business models. In particular, it sought to procure products and materials that can be used again at the end-of-life use phase. While it was it was...

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Governing for ICT reuse
Governing for ICT reuse

The Dutch government generates 30,000 units of discarded data media IT equipment annually. Historically, this hardware has been shredded – for data protection, cost reduction, and environmental reasons – with the scrap sold on the open market. However, the government...

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Sustainable procurement of desktop and portable computers
Sustainable procurement of desktop and portable computers

Stockholm identified IT as a priority area to be addressed in this procurement due to the high risk of human and labour rights, as well as IT being an energy consuming product category. Tender specifications included provisions that encouraged innovation in terms of...

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Environmentally friendly office IT equipment in Stockholm
Environmentally friendly office IT equipment in Stockholm

In 2010, Stockholm County Council introduced stringent new environmental requirements for purchasing computers, which included low energy consumption; the use of recycled plastic in new products; and eliminating lead, mercury, and halogenated flame retardants from new...

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