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Episode 61 Astrid Wynne – IT Sustainability expert

Episode 61 Astrid Wynne – IT Sustainability expert

Astrid Wynne is the Sustainability Lead at Techbuyer, a global sustainable IT solutions provider, which specialises in product life extension. She is also head of partnerships at Interact, a software tool that optimises energy and carbon usage of servers.
Astrid has co-authored a number of academic papers including ‘Optimizing server refresh cycles: The case for circular economy with an aging Moore’s Law’, which looked at how past generations of IT can provide a net positive on use-phase energy, economic benefit and retaining precious materials.
She is a board member at the Free ICT Europe Foundation, chair of the Sustainability Special Interest Group at the Data Centre Alliance and represents Techbuyer on the Interreg-funded research project CEDaCI, and we hear about some of the work at these collaborative and open-data projects.
This episode follows up on a previous conversation with Techbuyer, and digs into some of the perceptions around refurbished and remanufactured tech hardware, including reliability and performance. We hear how a remanufacturered server is able to outperform a latest generation machine, and why they are at least as reliable as new machines, too.

Powering Progress Together, Shell London, 2018

Catherine spoke about Low Carbon City Logistics at Shell Powering Progress Together in London on July 5 2018, a day of discussions focusing on “Exploring Future Mobility: Visions of Transport for 2040”. Watch the short summary video below… Can all transport be electrified? How will autonomous vehicles change the way we travel? Are we about… Read More »Powering Progress Together, Shell London, 2018

Circular economy can make America great again

“Making America Great Again”: 3 ways the circular economy can help newly elected President Trump (and you!)

The United States, along with the rest of the ‘post-industrial’ world, faces complex issues: manufacturing jobs lost, real wages down, dependence on fossil fuels and imported goods.
Instead of making ‘sweeping statements’, newly elected President Trump could ‘sweep up’ waste to make new products, and grow remanufacturing (already worth US $45 billion each year).
The circular economy can help the US – and your business – thrive.