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Nokia to help turn e-waste into green utility poles


OTTAWA — Nokia announced today a new agreement with Ontario-based Greener Acres Canada to turn electronic waste into smart city green poles that will replace traditional utility poles. Using the almost 50,000 tons of recycled e-waste collected annually in Ontario, Greener Acres plans to use special manufacturing techniques to produce up to 1,000 smart city green poles per day, says Nokia’s press release. Under the agreement, Nokia and Greener Acres will work together to develop and upgrade Canada’s utility pole infrastructure to smart, green poles that can power smart cities and broadband communications. According to the release, each year Canada...