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Samsung dumped its phone recycling program for a far worse alternative

Samsung dumped its phone recycling program for a far worse alternative

Millions of smartphones are sold every year, and that's a number we often see companies boasting about. Unfortunately, this also means that millions of them end up in landfills since old software and tired components don't often make for an enjoyable experience. Samsung decided to address this issue back in 2017, but iFixit, the partner it decided to work with, reveals how the company watered down the initial idea so much that it's "nearly unrecognizable."

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Google Maps is helping people find places to recycle their junk

Google Maps is helping people find places to recycle their junk

Tech companies frequently talk about new initiatives to reduce their impact on the environment, but it's unusually uncommon that those projects have help other people take part in doing the same. Google Maps is jumping in with a new set of tools that make it easier for people to find out where they can dispose of their used up materials so they can be recycled properly.

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Google firms up hardware sustainability goals for the near future

Google firms up hardware sustainability goals for the near future

Last year, Google made a shaky promise to include recycled materials in all its products by 2022. According to the company, it's hit that goal early — all new Pixel and Nest products now include recycled materials in their design. In light of this success, Google has announced some new sustainability goals for the next few years.

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Google's new hardware 'sustainability commitments' are really, really vague

Google's new hardware 'sustainability commitments' are really, really vague

Demand for expensive phones might be slowing, but consumerism as a whole continues. In the wake of our collective and unceasing desire for more, better, cheaper, Google is the latest company to stand up on a sustainability soapbox, announcing its intention to better the environmental impact of its "Made by Google" products. In a series of vague and easily met goals, the company wants to ensure that 100% of its hardware include recycled materials by 2022, with 100% of shipments being carbon neutral by next year.

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