IFA NEXT 2022: Sustainable electronics for a smaller carbon footprint

Meet the startups working to improve ecological performance in the consumer electronics and home appliances sector. At IFA NEXT 2022 they will present their innovations and strategies for sustainable electronics products.

Meet the startups working to improve ecological performance in the consumer electronics and home appliances sector. At IFA NEXT 2022 they will present their innovations and strategies for sustainable electronics products.

Sustainability has become an omnipresent topic. In the food and clothing industries in particular, resource-friendliness has been a hot media topic for many years. But in the case of electronic devices what exactly does sustainability mean? At IFA 2022 from 2 to 6 September visitors will receive an answer to this question.

At the IFA NEXT innovation hub in Hall 20 on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, research institutes, startups, associations and experts from industry and science will present innovative solutions for driving development towards greater sustainability in the electronics industry. Resource-friendly and carbon-neutral production methods, repairability and recycling are among crucial aspects here.

Exhibitors include Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM) presenting strategies for a circular economy. Taking smartphones and tablets as an example, it will demonstrate their environmental impact and present ideas for making recyclable products.

Cooperative Commown from France will also present innovations with a focus on sustainability. The company rents out a wide range of electronic devices and offers services including repairs and technical support, saving money and reducing CO2 output.

UK-based company Matter will present an innovative technology for tackling microplastic pollution.

With the help of plastic credits and donations, The project of the Fachhochschule Potsdam wants to establish plastic offsetting among retailers and to assist companies and consumers to become plastic-neutral.

BerlinGreen’s idea is to bring plants into the home all year round with its GreenBox, an innovative technology for clean and efficient indoor gardening.

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