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WEEE turns heads to green tech

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE ) is apparently having the desired effect, as retailers are reviewing the way they buy and sell equipment.

Computer Weekly has this…

“Currys is reviewing the way it buys IT products, purely in response to demand,” explained Patrick Frizoni, marketing manager for the Spectrum Electronics Group, which supplies Currys with solar chargers. “As this technology matures and becomes more impressive, we can see it being demanded by corporate IT buyers too.”

Spectrum offers the Solio, a hybrid solar charger of phones, cameras and PDAs.

Responding to charges that many green consumer products are gimmicks, Frizoni explained that the choice of manufacturer is important. “Our kit is designed in the UK and made by the same Chinese manufacturer that makes iPods, so we can guarantee quality.”

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