03 Jan '12, 2pm

TreeHugger at CES 2012: Our Hopes and Frustrations for Green In Consumer Electronics

TreeHugger at CES 2012: Our Hopes and Frustrations for Green In Consumer Electronics

Hopes and Doubts for CES This Year So, all that said, I have my hopeful doubts for CES this year. Sustainability has seemed to first be niche, then all the buzz, then sent back into the corner. The products and programs specifically related to sustainability -- such as solar products and installation, home energy efficiency tools, rating and labeling programs for electronics such as EPEAT or Energy Star, and even EVs and personal energy chargers -- don't seem to have the presence they had even a couple years ago. And as far as discussion of cradle-to-cradle design, designing for longevity, repair culture for electronics, recycling and e-waste, and many other topics vital to the sustainability of consumer electronics -- well, that barely happens. Yet -- and this is a big yet -- there is some interesting stuff happening. Amid all the hubbub over tablets, touchscreen cell pho...

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