Category: <span>Technology</span>

Want An Electric Car, But Think You Can’t Afford One? Here’s How to Buy Second-hand

Want An Electric Car, But Think You Can’t Afford One? Here’s How to Buy Second-hand

Many Australians say they would consider buying an electric car. But unfortunately, new electric vehicles don’t come cheap. Even at the more affordable end of the market, a new Nissan Leaf or Hyundai Ioniq cost around A$50,000. The popular Tesla Model 3 would set you back A$66,000. But there’s another option: buy second-hand. A used...

Is Refurbished the Future of Consumer Tech?

Is Refurbished the Future of Consumer Tech?

By Stewart McGrenary, Director at iPad-Recycle At $10 billion, the refurbished market for consumer electronics is one of the largest in the tech space making it impossible to ignore. Moreover, with no signs of it slowing down any time soon, the refurbished tech may just be the future of consumer tech. Many consumers have come to...

How Pursuing Clean Cooking in Africa Fights Indoor Air Pollution and Deforestation

How Pursuing Clean Cooking in Africa Fights Indoor Air Pollution and Deforestation

Cooking is a fundamental aspect of human life and an activity we can all identify with, irrespective of our nationalities. Not only is cooking pivotal to the preservation of humankind, it is also with immense cultural and social significance around the world. It helps us understand world customs better and more often than not, provides...

In a World First, Australian University Builds Own Solar Farm to Offset 100% of its Electricity Use

In a World First, Australian University Builds Own Solar Farm to Offset 100% of its Electricity Use

Limiting global warming to well below two degrees Celsius this century requires carbon emissions to reach net zero by around 2050. Australian households have done much to support the transition via rooftop solar investments. Now it’s time for organisations to take a more serious role. The University of Queensland’s efforts to reduce its electricity emissions...

Reforest: The New Australian App Offering Carbon Emissions Solutions to Conscious Travellers

Reforest: The New Australian App Offering Carbon Emissions Solutions to Conscious Travellers

A collaborative new app that allows climate-conscious consumers to have a positive impact on their carbon footprint has been launched. The initial release of Reforest calculates the carbon emissions of a flight or fuel purchase and enables the user to plant trees in native Australian reforestation projects for a small payment, then challenges the retailer...

The Role of Humanoid Robots in a Sustainable Future

The Role of Humanoid Robots in a Sustainable Future

When you think of Artificial Intelligence, it’s likely the first image to pop up in your head may be that of a talking machine, giving mechanical replies to instructions. If this is true for you, please understand that the current face of AI actually looks a lot like your face and mine. They are known...

Fashion Platform Zilingo’s Ankiti Bose to Become First Indian Woman to Co-Found a Near $1 billion Start-Up – and She’s Only in her 20s

Fashion Platform Zilingo’s Ankiti Bose to Become First Indian Woman to Co-Found a Near $1 billion Start-Up – and She’s Only in her 20s

When you hear of a 27-year-old millennial female involved in the fashion industry, you may not typically think of computers, data analytics and ecommerce. However, that is exactly the case with Ankiti Bose, the co-founder and CEO of fashion sourcing company Zilingo, poised to be India’s first female startup ‘unicorn’ with her company now valued...

New Blockchain Platform PaperTale Improves Supply Chain Transparency and Empowers Consumers to Shop Sustainably

New Blockchain Platform PaperTale Improves Supply Chain Transparency and Empowers Consumers to Shop Sustainably

The new Swedish blockchain platform PaperTale makes it possible for consumers to simply scan a product with their smartphone and get authenticated information about the supply chain and the product’s environmental impact. The platform also shows information about the workers who made the product and confirms lawful salaries. Consumers are therefore given the power to...

Million Cool Roofs Challenge: Accelerating Global Access to Affordable, Sustainable Cooling Through Cool Roof Materials

Million Cool Roofs Challenge: Accelerating Global Access to Affordable, Sustainable Cooling Through Cool Roof Materials

Ten projects awarded $100,000 each through a competition to deploy one million square meters of cool roofs MEDIA RELEASE Finalists for the Million Cool Roofs Challenge—a global competition to accelerate access to affordable, sustainable cooling through rapid deployment of cool roof materials—were announced today. The ten award-winning projects have each received $100,000 boost funding to...

Future Design Series: Sustainable Transport and Mobility

Future Design Series: Sustainable Transport and Mobility

Can we all agree that transport is the nerve center of human activity? It literally determines the success of business activities, a city and the world in general. Think of it this way, transportation determines whether people can have access to other sustainability efforts. It enables communication, trade and other forms of exchange between peoples...