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    This report documents the hazardous conditions in which artisanal miners, including thousands of children, mine cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It goes on to trace how this cobalt is used to power mobile phones, laptop...
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    Telecommunications and data centers are key utilities sectors that facilitate the functioning and connectivity of the United States economy. Disruptions in the ability to communicate or access information severely inhibit governments,...
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    As part of its Simplifying Environmentally Preferable Purchasing project, which was funded by the Roy A. Hunt Foundation, NERC developed Model Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Specifications and Purchasing Guidelines for paper,...
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    This article by Robb Hammond lists means to detect counterfeit electronic components. Includes photos of features used for identification of counterfeit components.
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    This manual provides state agencies and technical assistance providers with tools and resources to better serve their clients who are looking for information and to support greening their operations, supply chains, processes, and products.
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    As part of its Simplifying Environmentally Preferable Purchasing project, which was funded by the Roy A. Hunt Foundation, NERC developed Model Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Specifications and Purchasing Guidelines for paper,...
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    Purchasing decisions made by companies for electronic office equipment, such as computers, printers, and fax machines, are often not made with the equipment end-of-life disposition in mind. Purchasing agents develop technical...
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    NERC has completed its Simplifying Environmentally Preferable Purchasing project, which was funded by the Roy A. Hunt Foundation. As part of the project, NERC developed Model Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Specifications and...
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    Flame retardants are chemical compounds that exhibit properties that prevent or delay the development of flames in items manufactured for use in indoor settings. These chemical compounds can either chemically react or physically bind to...
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    This site supports environmental professionals, marketing professionals, procurements professionals, top management, and any other parties that are involved in making their supply chain less costly and more sustainable. The purpose of this...
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    The mission of the Chemical Footprint Project is to transform global chemical use by measuring and disclosing data on business progress to safer chemicals. It provides a tool for benchmarking companies as they select safer alternatives and...
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