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Here's What the Tech Industry Is Doing to Promote Sustainability

Sara Rice, Social Media Intern, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

Many industries, including the tech industry, are increasing their efforts to be more environmentally responsible and sustainable. For companies looking to attract socially conscious consumers, having sustainable and ethical business practices is a good start. Tech giants like Apple and Google have already made strong commitments to become more environmentally friendly, and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) supports industry initiatives that improve electronics recycling as well as increasing sustainability overall.

In addition to industry wide efforts to make technology more sustainable, certain tech trends are helping to improve the world we live in. The Internet of Things (IoT) is making homes and businesses more energy efficient. Many of these connected IoT devices can be controlled remotely to reduce energy consumption. Connected homes, cars and cities are on the rise which will lead to even more efficiency.

From supply chain transparency to using data analytics for better water management, many of the world’s largest companies are focusing on sustainability and social responsibility. It will take a global effort increase sustainability overall, but as home to some of the most innovative companies, the technology industry can certainly lead the way.

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