No savings at 50? I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks to retire on a rising passive income

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! No savings at 50? I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks to retire on a rising passive income Harvey Jones | Friday, 24th January, 2020 | More on: GSK LGEN Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Harvey Jones Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images If you haven’t built up much in the way retirement savings at age 50, you need to start playing catch-up today. I think the best way of doing this is to invest in equities using your annual Stocks and Shares ISA allowance.This allows you to invest anything up to £20k in the stock market before 5 April, with all returns free of tax. I would start by investing in a balanced portfolio of FTSE 100 shares to generate growth and income. These two could be a good place to start.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…GlaxoSmithKlinePharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) is a giant of a stock, with a market-cap of more than £92bn. Its three global businesses focus on pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare and spends around £4bn a year researching and developing a pipeline of new products, to keep the cash and profits flowing.The Glaxo share price is now in revival mode, as I predicted this time last year, when I hailed it the ideal buy for uncertain times. It’s up around 25% since then.Glaxo’s stock offers a solid dividend yield of around 4.3% a year, so the total return over the last year was closer to 30%. Despite that, it still looks a relative bargain, as its shares trade at around 15.3 times earnings, below the FTSE 100 average of 18.03 times.Glaxo has frozen its dividend at around 80p in recent years, to pump more of its profits into R&D. Investors are now waiting to see whether that investment is going to pay off. The share price may not rise another 25% this year, but if investing for retirement, you have to look beyond that.At age 50, you could hold this stock for another 30 years or so, and over such a lenghty period I believe GlaxoSmithKline will prove a rewarding investment for both growth and income.Legal & General GroupHere’s another renowned FTSE 100 blue-chip stock I’d consider to generate a passive income. Asset manager and insurer Legal & General Group (LSE: LGEN) offers an even more generous yield than Glaxo, with a forecast income of 6.2% in the year ahead.This is far above the FTSE 100 average of 4.34% and, crucially, it also looks sustainable, as it’s covered 1.8 times by company earnings.The last 12 months have also been good for the Legal & General share price, which is up more than 20%. It’s enjoyed growth from the bulk annuity market, insuring risk on company pension schemes to ease the burden on employers.The £18.62bn group has an incredible £1.2trn of assets under management, making it one of Europe’s biggest fund managers, yet trades at a bargain price of just 9.4 times earnings. You can buy the L&G share price for just half the FTSE 100’s valuation.If equities have a bumpy year I’d seize the opportunity to load up on more L&G stock at the lower price, as part of your quest to build a portfolio of shares to deliver a rising passive income when you retire.last_img read more

5 of the best shares I’d buy now for the stock market rally in 2021

first_img Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 5 of the best shares I’d buy now for the stock market rally in 2021 See all posts by Kevin Godbold Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before!center_img The stock market, in general, has been rallying since the spring of 2020. Of course, not all shares have done equally well. Some sectors have been more badly damaged by the pandemic than others.But the arrival of vaccines to fight Covid-19 suggests the potential for a return to more-normal general economic conditions down the road. And, overall, the stock market has been rallying in anticipation of recovery for many businesses.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Businesses look set to thriveAn investment made in index trackers last spring will have done well, for example. But my assumption is that many businesses will thrive as the pandemic fades. And I reckon the gains we’ve seen in the stock market recently could be the beginning of a much larger move higher over many years to come.So, it could be a good time right now for me to consider opening a Stocks and Shares ISA and filling it with some good-quality share investments to hold for the long term. I like the tax advantages offered by ISAs. I’m expecting my shares to appreciate in value in the coming years, so it’s good that ISAs are exempt from capital gains tax. There’s also no dividend tax. And I won’t need to pay income tax when I eventually take money out of my Stocks and Shares ISA.One approach to selecting shares involves looking for companies with businesses that have suffered a setback because of the pandemic. Such ‘cheap’ shares could do well as recovery gains traction in their underlying businesses. For that kind of strategy, I’m keen on shares such as FTSE 100 housebuilder Persimmon and banking company Natwest. But I’d also consider investing in smaller cyclical companies that have more room to expand their operations. One example is the bathroom and kitchen products manufacturer Norcros, which owns the Triton shower brand among others.Compounding long-term gainsAnother approach to share selection involves targeting defensive businesses with steady cash-generating qualities. I’m keen on a number of companies like that on the London stock market and believe them to be excellent vehicles for compounding gains over a long period of time. But I’d aim to buy the shares when they show weakness in order to lock in a better-value purchase.Right now, I’m keen on the pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. The company appears to have plenty of potential left in its research and development pipeline. And new medicines could emerge in the years ahead with the potential to drive further growth in sales and profits.Meanwhile, we are seeing the first sparks of a turnaround in the underlying business of fast-moving consumer goods company PZ Cussons. A new chief executive has his sights set on reviving the company’s fortunes and the stock has risen in anticipation of that. But it’s recently fallen back a bit and I see the recent lull in the price as a decent buying opportunity. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Norcros and PZ Cussons. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

Racovita House / Corina Dindareanu

first_img Romania Racovita House / Corina Dindareanu 2016 Architects: Corina Dindareanu Area Area of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lights – RhythmCollaborators:Structures – ing. Radu Modreanu, Building Services – ing. Bogdan Ionita, Dynasty VDB srl,Architect In Charge:Corina DindareanuCity:BucureștiCountry:RomaniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cosmin DragomirText description provided by the architects. The building is located in a neighborhood of courtyard houses, a mix of volumes and styles where 4-5 storey interwar buildings can be seen next to modest ground floor longhouses. Each of them expresses sincerely in its formal aspects the time when it was built as well as its residential function, which is also the aim of the new construction. The plot is situated in the central area of Bucharest, in a protected urban zone. The project is a private commission for a single family house, nevertheless even in the smallest interventions there is a part of the project that concerns the insertion of a new piece in the urban fabric that we have to deal with. In this case the building was visually very present in the intersection of Mantuleasa and Dimitire Racovita street, and the volume attempts to respond to this situation. The street façade is more “opaque” responding to the north-western orientation, but the building opens gradually as it evolves towards the courtyard area: the side façade features the entrance, as in all the typical longhouses in this area, mirroring the neighboring house, while the backyard façade opens completely to embrace the green space of the garden.Save this picture!© Cosmin DragomirThe house consists of a compact volume of 11m height (height regime being at least 10m max. 15m), with ground floor, 1st and 2nd floor (partially) facing the street, similar in size to the adjacent buildings, and a lower body (only ground floor) with a light metal structure and sliding glass walls, which along with the surrounding pergolas allows the living room to merge with the garden.Save this picture!SectionA narrow zone of the house next to the dividing property wall gathers in a 2m wide band all the services: bathrooms, kitchen, storage, installations.Save this picture!© Cosmin DragomirSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Cosmin DragomirFollowing the principles of sustainability, for minimal energy waste the use of a ventilated façade was a priority from the very beginning. Wood was chosen as a low environmental impact material, as well as an envelope that ideally combines the environmental requirements with the aesthetical ones, being a warm, domestic, traditional material suitable for residential function. The same wood finish was also used inside the house to emphasize the access zone and vertical movement (using vertical ladders identical to those on the facade) and also as a floor finish. For the flooring in bathrooms, kitchen, and the lower living area, natural stone was used, the same as outside, to obtain the continuity of this interior with the outdoor terrace and the garden.Save this picture!© Cosmin DragomirSave this picture!Facade DetailSave this picture!© Cosmin DragomirControversy may be inherent when acting in a protected urban area: the project intends to enrich the fabric of this part of the city with a new building that aesthetically expresses its residential function in a contemporary way, yet establishes a dialogue with the older neighboring houses, with the urban space created at the intersection of the streets, with the adjacent courtyards that merge with garden of the new house,Save this picture!© Cosmin DragomirProject gallerySee allShow lessFOM Hochschule Building in Düsseldorf / J. Mayer H. ArchitectsSelected ProjectsCall for Submissions for Research Funding (BOVA Network)Opportunities Share Projects ArchDaily Photographs Racovita House / Corina DindareanuSave this projectSaveRacovita House / Corina Dindareanu ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880654/racovita-house-corina-dindareanu Clipboard Save this picture!© Cosmin Dragomir+ 47 Share “COPY” Year:  Manufacturers: Vibia, ROCKWOOL, Saint-Gobain, Schüco, Vetedy Group Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Area:  404 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•București, Romania Houses Photographs:  Cosmin Dragomir Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880654/racovita-house-corina-dindareanu Clipboard CopyAbout this officeCorina DindareanuOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBucureștiRomaniaPublished on October 02, 2017Cite: “Racovita House / Corina Dindareanu” 02 Oct 2017. 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Man with strong Donegal links to be next GAA president

first_img By News Highland – February 22, 2014 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Donegal to get 50 tickets for Armagh but not for spectators Aogán Ó’Fearghail, who has strong Donegal connections, has been voted in as the next president of the GAA.He will be the first Cavan man to assume high office with the association and will succeed Liam O’Neill for the position following the conclusion of the 2015 All-Ireland club Championships.Mr Ó’Fearghail runs an annual Irish language school in Gortahork and is well know throughout the area.In the vote, he received 170 of the 311 votes cast at congress defeating Wexford Sheamus Howlin and Kerry’s Sean Walsh. NewsSportcenter_img Previous articleDeputy McHugh says Government still very committed to A5 upgradeNext articleAogan Farrell speaks with Highland on his Presidential appointment News Highland Google+ Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th O’Kane and McCarter take up coaching rules 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man with strong Donegal links to be next GAA president Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Nashville explosion suspect ‘was not on our radar’: TBI director

first_imgMetro Nashville Police Department via Getty ImagesBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — The suspect in Christmas morning’s Nashville RV explosion was identified after investigators matched tissue found at the blast to DNA from gloves and a hat inside a car the suspect owned, an official said.Suspected bomber Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, of Antioch, Tennessee, died in the blast.“He was not on our radar,” Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director David Rausch said Monday.The TBI said Warner’s only arrest in Tennessee was in 1978 for marijuana possession in Nashville.“The calls that came in from the public were absolutely key to the identification, at least with a name of a direction for the investigation to take,” Rausch said.“We had some tissue at the crime scene. That tissue was then provided to both the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for our forensic scientists to process, as well as to the lab in Quantico with the FBI. Then, there were additional items of evidence that were collected because we then had a name to compare,” he said. “We were able to go to locations to collect additional forensic evidence to test for DNA. That DNA evidence was then matched.”A motive is unclear. Agents are questioning Warner’s family and neighbors, Rausch said.“We are all working on pieces of the puzzle to determine what happened,” he said.No victims were killed in the massive explosion, which impacted buildings for several blocks. Nashville police officers were hailed as heroes for quickly evacuating buildings after a recording coming from the RV warned of a detonation.The explosive device has been sent to FBI headquarters to be analyzed; its contents are not yet known, Rausch said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Human Resources Forum 2000: Equal pay a huge failure

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. • Equal pay legislation would be more effective if it worked on incentives rather than penalties, nearly eight out of 10 delegates at the legal update session said. They agreed with Paul Nichols, partner at law firm DLA, that a reduction in national insurance contributions for companies with effective equal pay structures would do more to bring men’s and women’s pay in line than the current law. “The equal pay legislation has been a huge failure,” said Nichols, referring to the fact that a recent landmark case took 15 years to reach a decision. “Instead of equal pay penalties the law should be turned around to say employers who can show they have a fair system in place should get a quarter per cent off their NI contributions.” Using electronic voting devices, 77 per cent of the audience agreed. The case involved 350 speech therapists who won £12m between them. They argued that their pay structure, as a mainly female profession, breached equal pay legislation because they earned less than male-dominated professions in the NHS.Benchmarking answered junior managers loss• Taylor Woodrow Construction has dramatically reduced turnover of junior managers through benchmarking, HR director Duncan Littlefair told delegates. In 18 months the resignation rate of managers aged 25 to 30 has dropped from 4.9 per cent to 0.6 per cent. Littlefair said it was only when the company started working with Saratoga to benchmark its practices against other blue-chip companies that it realised it had a problem and could start looking for the causes and how to solve it. “We started doing exit interviews to find out why people were leaving and what we found was that people who joined us as graduates were staying five or six years until they became chartered then moving elsewhere. We had a big gap in the 35 to 40 age range which was going to cause major problems in the future,” he said. Knowing what the problem was allowed the company to work to remedy it. Continuing to benchmark allows it to identify and address new problems as they emerge, he said. They also benchmark HR performance and productivity of employees.Gaining ‘hearts and minds’ of staff aids success• Winning employee commitment boosts company performance, David Trafford of the Concours Group said. Giving staff a sense of ownership in business results in a workforce which is prepared to go the extra mile to improve performance. In a workshop headed “Hanging on to them”, Trafford described this as “winning the hearts and minds” of staff. He said it could be achieved by moving away from compliance-based practices to activities which engage individuals in giving more. Organisations that succeed are those with a strategy owned by everyone. Business information is widely shared and staff have broader scope to do what is right for the company. Trafford said UK employers did not compare favourably with their European counterparts in ensuring staff felt positive about their jobs. Research showed Denmark has the highest job satisfaction scores, followed by the Philippines and Netherlands. The UK ranked 17th, with Hungary bottom.First impressions count, so watch what you wear• When was the last time you took notice of the way you look, sound and behave? According to American image consultant Mary Spillane, too many businessmen and women sell themselves short by not paying attention to their own image and branding. In a humorous session, Spillane pulled two male delegates from the audience and launched into a blistering attack on their dress. Spillane asked everyone to complete a personal image audit, taking an honest view of their communication skills, body language and social skills. She imitated dodgy handshakes, Geordie accents and made digs at the colour coordination of clothes. For all the laughter, Spillane had a serious message: dress according to what suits your colouring and your build and project your personality through your clothes. Human Resources Forum 2000: Equal pay a huge failureOn 23 May 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Hamilton Fraser joins The Leap 100 List

first_imgHamilton Fraser has been identified as one of the most ambitious and fast-growing companies in the UK.City A.M. and Mishcon de Reya assembled this year’s Leap 100 list of the country’s fastest-growing companies to watch. From Joe and Seph’s award-winning gourmet popcorn to Lost My Name’s best-selling and technologically advanced personalised picture books, the list includes a wide variety of companies.Each company featured in the Leap 100 excel in the four vital areas of leadership, ambition, team and money. City A.M. will follow the Leap 100’s progress including their challenges and successes throughout the year.In 2016 Hamilton Fraser celebrates its 20th anniversary, having launched in 1996 as an insurance broker specialising in property and medical indemnity insurance, growing to include Total Landlord Insurance; the government authorised tenancy deposit scheme mydeposits; the government appointed consumer complaints scheme Property Redress Scheme and the Client Money Protect membership scheme.The company currently employs160 members of staff in new spacious offices in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire allowing for future expansion.“We are extremely proud to be included in The Leap 100 Companies List,” said Eddie Hooker (right), CEO of Hamilton Fraser, “We have worked tremendously hard over the past 20 years to achieve this level of success and it is very rewarding that our efforts are being acknowledged, especially on our 20th anniversary. We hope to build on our success with a vision of doubling the size of Hamilton Fraser within the next 5 years.”The Leap 100 can be seen here: http://www.cityam.com/leap-100Property Redress Scheme Hamilton Fraser PRS specialist insurance services The Leap 100 List June 6, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Hamilton Fraser joins The Leap 100 List previous nextAgencies & PeopleHamilton Fraser joins The Leap 100 ListHamilton Fraser, provider of specialist insurance services, has been named in The Leap 100.The Negotiator6th June 20160825 Viewslast_img read more

Opioid Distributors Release Statement on Vanderburgh Co. Lawsuit

TwitterFacebook TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, INDIANAThe trade association representing several opioid distributors are responding to the Vanderburgh County lawsuit. The Healthcare Distribution Alliance which represents Cardinal Health, McKesson Corporation, and Amerisource Bergen sent a statement to 44News.It says in part the idea that distributors are responsible for the number of opioid prescriptions written defies common sense and lacks understanding of how the pharmaceutical supply chain actually works.Distributors are logistics experts, tasked with the primary responsibility of delivering all medicines to licensed pharmacies and healthcare providers.Distributors do not manufacture, prescribe, dispense or in any way, drive demand. Further, distributors cannot make medical determinations about patient care or provider prescribing.The Drug Enforcement Administration is responsible for setting the annual production of controlled substances in the market, approving and regulating the entities allowed to prescribe and handle opioids, and sharing data with entities in the supply chain regarding potential cases of diversion.Distributors report every single opioid order to the DEA – whether it is suspicious or not. Greater communication and coordination with the DEA will help support real-time response to abuse and diversion where it occurs.Last week, Vanderburgh County Commissioners filed a lawsuit against major opioid manufacturers and distributors for their alleged role in fueling the opioid addiction crisis.The statement from HDA Senior Vice-President John Parker reads:“The misuse and abuse of prescription opioids is a complex public health challenge that requires a collaborative and systemic response that engages all stakeholders. Given our role, the idea that distributors are responsible for the number of opioid prescriptions written defies common sense and lacks understanding of how the pharmaceutical supply chain actually works and is regulated. Those bringing lawsuits would be better served to address the root causes, rather than trying to redirect blame through litigation.” FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare read more

Fourth of July in Ocean City Draws Big Crowds

first_img4-71st Paige Santore, Alexandria, VA2nd Kiera Seick, Havertown, Pa3rd Charlie Mager, Ardmore, PA8 and over1st Lacey Laudadio, Berwyn, PA2nd Katherine Sean, Wilmington, DE3rd Erin Ney, Ocean City, NJFAMILY1st Cheerleading, Jamison, PA2nd The Mondels, Cherry Hill, NJ3rd The DiMarinos, West Deptford, NJGroups1st 44th Street Whistleblowers, Somerdale, NJ2nd Gallagher Family RESULTS OF SOUTH OCEAN CITY PARADE JUDGING(912 participants)3 and under1st Caden Costa, Villanova, PA2nd Declan McCluskey, Severndale Park, MD3rd Matteo Ciccarone, Spring City, PA The predicted rain never fell, and crowds enjoyed a cool and dry Fourth of July in Ocean City.The beaches, boardwalk, stores and streets were jammed on Saturday as people took advantage of the surprisingly good weather.Ocean City’s two annual Independence Day bike parades — one in the Gardens and one in the south end — went off on schedule — with families decked out in red, white and blue for the occasion.Other special events included a kite festival, yo-yo demonstration, hula hoop contest and performance by the Tidal Wave Band in front of the Ocean City Music Pier.The activities culminated in a 10 p.m. fireworks display launched from a barge off Ninth Street.See photos of the fireworks and South Ocean City Improvement Association Bike Parade in the slideshow above. Results of the parade judging are below.center_img [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”9″ gal_title=”Fourth of July 2015″]last_img read more

Sustainability Takes the Stage at CES

first_imgWhen we think CES, we think showy, shiny, NEW.  But tomorrow, #ces2017 is spotlighting the less flashy, often hidden side of tech innovation: sustainable design.Sustainable design is a conscious approach to creating products and packaging with the environment in mind. It’s also about what goes in, what we avoid, and how we extend the product’s workable life for use by a second, even third customer. And in the end, it’s about reuse, refurbishment and responsible recycling.In a world that produces 92 billion pounds of electronic waste annually, the impact of sustainable design is significant. For example, at Dell, we’ve recycled more than 36 million pounds of post-consumer recycled plastics from water bottles, milk jugs, and used technology back into our products.  And we ship 93 percent of our laptops in sustainably sourced packaging in our quest toward zero waste.Tomorrow, at “Sustainability Day at CES,” the green leaders take the stage.  We’ll discuss sustainability policies for the new administration and new research on the resource and waste implications of consumer electronics. The EPA will also honor the winners of their Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge, which recognizes electronics manufacturers, brands and retailers for excellence in electronics collection, recycling and design.  Dell is thrilled to be a Gold and Champion honoree for our global takeback program and our innovative use of recycled carbon fiber in select Latitude and Alienware laptops.If you’re on-site at CES tomorrow, stop by the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center at 10am Pacific or catch the conversation online at www.CES.Tech/livestream.And you can read more about the impact of design on the e-waste challenge from Dell’s experiential design leader, Ed Boyd, on TriplePundit here.last_img read more