Why Europe fails to recycle e-waste and some solutions
Despite the best efforts of legislators, regulators and law enforcement, in Europe, we continue to dispose of e-waste in the most inefficient and dangerous ways. Right here, in our own back garden. The solution is citizen-centred.
Representations of e-waste globally matter
This past weekend, we witnessed remotely forced and violent evictions occurring in a neighbourhood of Ghana’s capital city Accra. Agbogbloshie is portrayed as the continent’s largest electrical wasteland; in truth it is a functional, profit-making recycling network.
Good news: awards and institutional support
We won some recognition and funding! Votes of confidence from Nominet Trust, Unltd, WRAP and the London Sustainable Development Commission help our “upstart” message travel further.
Want to host a Restart Party? Please use our new kit
In our Restart Party Kit, we offer some small tips and suggestions that might help other Restart Party hosts get started quicker. At the end of the day, throwing a Restart Party is not rocket science. Restart Party hosts are social people who make great things possible, one repair at a time.
Designing for more visible waste prevention
You may recall, a year ago, we celebrated a “polar bear” worth of electronic waste prevented by our participants and volunteers. Now we’re headed towards a ton of electronic waste, which would be more like a whole polar bear family!