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European Union Approves Universal Cell Phone Charger Law, Cutting 51,000 Tons of E-Waste Every Year

European Union Approves Universal Cell Phone Charger Law, Cutting 51,000 Tons of E-Waste Every Year

Image via Shutterstock Chances are, if you have owned more than one mobile phone in your life there is a drawer in your home dedicated to a collection of defunct chargers. In order to cut down on

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Tesla Buys Nearly 2 Billion Panasonic Lithium-ion Battery Cells

Tesla Buys Nearly 2 Billion Panasonic Lithium-ion Battery Cells

Tesla and Panasonic just announced a new agreement that will allow Panasonic to expand its supply of automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells to the EV manufacturer. The new agreement expands on the

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10% of the World’s Largest Companies Produce 73% of Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions

10% of the World’s Largest Companies Produce 73% of Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Image via Shutterstock A new study has found that just 50 corporations are responsible for 73% of the 3.6 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emitted by the world's 500 largest companies. Of the

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Samsung’s Android-Powered ‘Galaxy Gear’ Smartwatch Isn’t Your Grandma’s Timepiece

Samsung’s Android-Powered ‘Galaxy Gear’ Smartwatch Isn’t Your Grandma’s Timepiece

Remember back in the early 2000's when cell phone companies were racing to see who could create the smallest phone, even though we weren't really sure why? The electronics industry's sudden obsession with

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NBBJ Unveils Samsung’s New Garden-Filled San Jose Campus That Could Rival Them All

NBBJ Unveils Samsung’s New Garden-Filled San Jose Campus That Could Rival Them All

Samsung's new campus will expand the company's existing US reach and set it on a more level playing field with the other tech companies with headquarters in Silicon Valley. The San Jose campus will

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Consumer Electronics Industry Says it Increased E-cycling by 53 Percent in 2011

Consumer Electronics Industry Says it Increased E-cycling by 53 Percent in 2011

This morning, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) released its first annual report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative, a program that was launched one year ago to encourage nationwide electronic

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Samsung to Invest $7 Billion in South Korean Eco-Town

Samsung to Invest $7 Billion in South Korean Eco-Town

Electronics company Samsung has made a $7.04 billion commitment to the government to construct a massive eco-friendly production facility in South Korea. The reclaimed wetland area of Saemangeum has been

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Samsung Unveils New Eco-Friendly Replenish and Restore Smart Phones

Samsung Unveils New Eco-Friendly Replenish and Restore Smart Phones

Samsung has announced that its new line of recyclable smart phones will feature an Android phone called the Replenish and a feature phone called Restore. The Replenish is an energy-efficient phone made

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Samsung India Announces First Solar-Powered Mobile Phone

Samsung India Announces First Solar-Powered Mobile Phone

Today, Samsung India launched the first solar-powered phone, the Solar Guru. It's the first solar mobile phone to hit the market, and, at $60, it’s designed to be affordable.

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Zero Energy Green Tomorrow House Achieves LEED Platinum

Zero Energy Green Tomorrow House Achieves LEED Platinum

Built in the Gyeonggi Province, the Green Tomorrow house is a stunning self-sufficient emission-free residence with a fossil fuel consumption of zero. Not content with just making an incredibly low

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Samsung Unveils Green Phone Made From Corn

Samsung Unveils Green Phone Made From Corn

The Reclaim - Samsung and service partner Sprint’s newest green phone - has innovative features that go beyond the bare bones that similar products like Motorola’s W233 Renew phone offers. This

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LG Answers the Green Call With a Solar-Powered Cell Phone

LG Answers the Green Call With a Solar-Powered Cell Phone

Not to be outdone by Samsung's Blue Earth and ZTE's Coral-200, LG recently unveiled its own solar-powered concept cell phone at the Wold Mobile Conference in Barcelona. The prototype, which features a

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Samsung Launches New Low Energy 31″ OLED TV

Samsung Launches New Low Energy 31″ OLED TV

Walking the showroom floor at CES this year, we're overwhelmed by the products on display, but underwhelmed by the lack of design innovation from a sustainability perspective. However, one innovation

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