Apple 

Apple recalls old 15-inch Macbook Pro models as they pose a fire safety risk

Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops are one of best laptops in the market right now. If you have ever used them, you would know that there is no getting over them. However, over the years, MacBook Pro have stumbled across a number of problems, chiefly flexgate and issues with the butterfly keyboard. And now, Apple has announced that it is recalling some older Macbook Pro models as they pose a fire safety risk. The Menlo Park headquartered company in a statement on its blogpost said that ‘a limited number of older…

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Mobile phone recycling 

Cellphones are endangering gorillas, but recycling old ones can help

In the Congo basin, minerals used in cellphones and other electronics are often mined by illegal, small-scale miners who end up hurting wildlife for food and driving them away from their habitat. You can do something to change this. A mother gorilla holds her child in a jungle in Congo. Gorillas are driven away from their habitats by small-scale miners who dig for coltan, a mineral used in cellphones and other electronics. Image: FredR, CC BY-NC 2.0 You probably use it every day and don’t think once about gorillas. In today’s world, it’s…

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Mobile phone recycling 

How To Recycle Your Old Phone If You’re Due For That Upgrade

Whether you upgrade your smartphone every year, or you’re still loving your iPhone 6 (no judgment here), at some point, you’ll probably have an old phone or two lying around. And while it might seem like the least pressing thing on your to-do list, recycling your old phone is actually a great idea. Not only does it help reduce landfill waste, recycling your cell phone also has additional environmental benefits. According to a study examining the impact of unrecycled phones on gorilla habitats, published by researchers at the University of…

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Mobile phone recycling 

Recycle your old mobile phone to save gorilla populations

Are you among the 400 million people around the world who have relegated an old mobile phone to the top drawer in the past year? Do you realise your reluctance to recycle that discarded phone could be linked to the dramatic decline of gorilla populations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo? The link between hoarding disused mobile phones and the decimation of Grauer gorilla habitats is explored in a paper published today in PLOS ONE, authored by University of South Australia researchers and Zoos Victoria. The two organisations evaluated…

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