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  • Blog Post: Repair Business Toolkit: Extending the Life of Phones, Tablets and Laptops

    For the last year Microsoft has been working with i-fixit , the online repair manual site, to develop and test a curriculum to help people start a small business offering repair services for mobile phone, tablets and laptops. The work was sponsored by our Registered Refurbisher Program , which already...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Joins R2 Leader Program, Furthers Commitment to Responsible Electronics Recycling

    Earlier this week Microsoft, along with organizations like Goodwill Industries , Xerox and Sony America , were announced as founding members of R2 Leaders. R2 Leaders are organisations that encourage use of the R2 Standard and have demonstrated a commitment to the safe, sensible and sustainable repair...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Ireland Receives Repak’s Best Recycling Award

    This October, our Microsoft Ireland team received the top honor at the 2013 Repak Recycling Awards for their efforts in packaging reduction and implementing more sustainable packaging protocols. The awards are given to organizations that have a remarkable focus and determination to implement best practices...
  • Blog Post: The Path To Zero-Waste

    What does it take to get to zero waste? As reported on the blog in December, the dining facilities on Microsoft’s Puget Sound campus were certified by the Green Restaurant Organization for diverting 99 percent of food waste to recycling and compost. But we’re taking steps to reduce or divert...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Launches Website, Helping Customers Make Environmentally Friendly PC Decisions

    When we talk about energy consumption most people think about the electricity used by your PC, kitchen appliances, TV or smartphone. However, the manufacturing process of these products also comes at a cost as it requires a material and energy-intensive process to create them. To make the computer or...
  • Blog Post: Industry Leaders Meet to Tackle the Issue of E-Waste in Africa

    Recently industry and policy leaders gathered in Cape Town, South Africa to address a major environmental challenge facing the continent of Africa: e-waste, the discarded leftovers of electronics. This is an important issue for Africa, as experts in the region have estimated that by 2017, West Africa...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Drives Green IT and Eco-friendly Agriculture in Japan

    From recycling on our Las Colinas Campus in Texas and fighting wildfires in Greece, to supporting green building in Italy and reducing our carbon footprint in Puerto Rico, we’re proud of the work Microsoft does to reduce the impact of its operations and products and drive responsible environmental...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s North Texas Campus Wins Recycling Award

    From operations to products, Microsoft is committed to driving responsible environmental leadership around the world. Our Las Colinas Campus in Irving, Texas, recently won the 2012 North Texas Corporate Recycling Association’s Green Award, joining our Redmond campus and offices worldwide in being...
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