In brief, June – July 08

July 30, 2008

In brief, June – July 08

July 30 2008

by Briefing staff

Brief news items from June and July 2008.

Old mobile phones are not recycled, reveals Nokia

Only 3% of people recycle their mobile phones according to a global consumer survey released by Nokia. Three out of four people don’t even think about recycling their devices and nearly half were unaware that it is even possible to do so. The findings highlight that despite the fact that people on average have each owned around five phones, very few of these are being recycled once they are no longer used.

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Intel spins off solar energy technology

To spur new development and demand for renewable energy sources, Intel Corporation is spinning off key assets of a start-up business effort inside Intel’s New Business Initiatives group to form an independent company called SpectraWatt Inc. SpectraWatt will manufacture and supply photovoltaic cells to solar module makers.

Contact Intel:
017 9340 3000

Deloitte looks to telepresence to cut costs and carbon

Deloitte, a business consultancy, has signed up with communications equipment supplier Nortel for the latter’s complete package of managed videoconferencing services to cut the consultancy’s travel bill and reduce its carbon footprint.

Contact Deloitte & Touche:
020 7936 3000