United Nations assessment on global e-waste finds an 8% rise over 2 years, with only 20% being recycled
The positive is a growing number of countries adopting
e-waste legislation; currently 66 per cent of the world population, living in
67 countries, is covered by national e-waste management laws.
Primary Health Care, Australian Clinical Labs, and 7 other
software vendors and labs signed agreements with the Australian Digital Health
Agency. Chemist Warehouse and Corum have also announced their upcoming
connection to My Health Record system in 2018.
Hong Kong unveils Smart City Blueprint with initiatives in 6 areas: Mobility, Living, Environment, People, Government and Economy
A Smart City Office will be set up in the Innovation and
Technology Bureau to take charge of the overall co-ordination and monitoring of
the progress and effectiveness of smart city projects.
BCDA will build the Luzon Bypass Infrastructure providing a
terrestrial bypass route for international submarine cable owners seeking
diversity from the Luzon Strait. Facebook will construct and operate a
submarine cable system providing direct connections from Luzon to Internet hubs
in the United States and Asia.