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A good marketing campaign can be an incredibly powerful weapon. The popularity of the "designated driver" message was the result of a powerful and common sense marketing campaign. What if we use the same tactics with e-waste?
What if we could re-appropriate our old devices and make something cool with them instead of throwing them away? Enter The Hacker's Cookbook and learn how.
Refinement: What if we had a Hacker's Kitchen where people could meet, learn and build?
How many people in your town, including you, know about e-cycling? Why is there a lack of awareness when the increasing amount of e-waste is a serious problem throughout the world? The E-Cycle Truck aims to educate and facilitate e-cycling!
"(e)waste not" is a booth at farmers' markets where people can learn about the hazards of e-waste and electronics production, how to responsibly dispose of their electronics, and how to reuse, repair or repurpose them.
Companies redefine their business model so that they take responsibility of the material from the beginning of the process (before adding value to it) to the end (when device is not in use anymore); they sell services to consumers instead of devices.
This box is designed for a drop-off for cords and chargers and to be placed in local stores and shops. People can bring in their chargers for their old phones or cords that they no longer need to drop them off at the box for others who may need them.
A service that allows the average joe to be able to go in the nearest coffee shop or local watering hole and get advice on their computer or electronic updates, so they don't have to buy new and can fix their electronics.