Apple Supply Chain Report Reveals Labor and Environmental Violations

January 25, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Apple released its annual supplier responsibility report this week, which detailed a number of labor and environmental violations in the company’s supply chain. The most troubling revelation, and the one that is getting the most media attention, is the discovery of multiple cases of child labor, as the internal audit found that 106 children were employed at 11 factories that produced Apple products in the past year. But that isn’t all; the audit also found that many of the company’s suppliers failed to properly store and handle hazardous waste, and that over 100 facilities failed to recycle or properly dispose of hazardous waste . Read the rest of Apple Supply Chain Report Reveals Labor and Environmental Violations Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple , Apple audit , Apple Computers , child labor , china , corporate accountability , environmental destruction , environmental regulations , foxconn , hazardous chemicals , hazardous materials , internal audit , iPhone , labor , labor violations , mac , shenzhen , Steve Jobs , stormwater runoff , supply chain , tim cook , transparency

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Ambius’ Beautiful Green Wall at Queens University of Charlotte Features a Double-Helix Design

January 25, 2013 by  
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In line with the university’s commitment to green design, Queens University of Charlotte unveiled a 735 square-foot green wall on the exterior of the school’s brand-new Rogers Science and Health Building. Installed by Ambius , the green wall features a double-helix design and plants native to North Carolina. + Ambius Green Walls The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ambius green walls , college green walls , green walls garden wall , large green walls , LIVING ART , Living Walls , plant walls

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Tokyo’s Fab Café Serves Up Coffee and Laser-Cut Designs While You Wait

January 25, 2013 by  
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There is a wonderful little place in Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya where you can have a cup of coffee and laser-cut your own design. Called Fab Café — which stands for both fabulous and fabrication — the fine dining and designing destination was created by Naruse-Inokuma Architects in a minimal yet cozy Japanese style. Digital media production company  Loftwork  also operates inside so if there’s a problem with the machinery, or if you’re craving a muffin with your latte, they will surely be able to help. Read the rest of Tokyo’s Fab Café Serves Up Coffee and Laser-Cut Designs While You Wait Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , cafe , coffee , DIY , fab cafe , laser cut , Loftwork , Naruse-Inokuma Architects , Shibuya , tokyo cafe , Tokyo design , tokyo tourist

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