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Eco-Friendly Technology

Episode #47The Fringe #564

We all love our technology: it does many many things to improve our everyday lives. But what is it doing to our planet? How can we use our technology in an environmentally responsible manner? Ian interviews experts from LineageOS, iFixit, the Rebble Alliance, the Washington County Environmental Center, and Tech Dump to talk about the many different aspects of reducing the environmental impact of consumer technology.

Episode summary

00:00:00 | Intro
00:02:38 | Reduce
00:03:02 | Buy fewer devices
00:03:52 | Use devices for as long as possible
00:05:13 | Modular devices, modular systems
00:06:41 | Long-term software support
00:08:21 | LineageOS interview
00:13:21 | Take care of your devices
00:14:43 | Multipurpose devices
00:15:33 | Sustainable manufacturing
00:16:32 | Reduce energy consumption
00:22:22 | Reuse
00:22:50 | iFixit interview
00:35:01 | Rebble interview
00:50:48 | Find new uses for old devices
00:52:28 | Recycle
00:52:55 | Tech Dump and Washington County Environmental Center interviews
Panorama view of the Tech Dump warehouse.
Panorama view of the Tech Dump warehouse.
Bins of motherboards at Tech Dump.
Bins of motherboards at Tech Dump.
Shredded hard drives at Tech Dump.
Shredded hard drives at Tech Dump.
The Chromebook that Ian dropped off at Washington County Environmental Center.
The Chromebook that Ian dropped off at Washington County Environmental Center.
Commodore 16 on display at Washington County Environmental Center.
Commodore 16 on display at Washington County Environmental Center.
Sony Watchman (Minnesota Twins branded) on display at Washington County Environmental Center.
Sony Watchman (Minnesota Twins branded) on display at Washington County Environmental Center.
01:16:19 | Outro

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