Rodrigo Alonso’s N+ew: Furniture Made From E-Waste

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Have your outdated electronics taken up half of your room’s space? Perhaps they are piling up in the garage. Before you start planning to move to a large place, you might want to check out this ‘N+ew’ solution from Chilean Rodrigo Alonso. Of course, there are many recycling programs out there that will help you with your e-waste problems. But this new idea will help you to keep the memories as well.

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MIT Team Tracks E-Waste Around the World

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The biggest contributing factor to e-waste is upgrading cellphones, computers and televisions well before they start malfunctioning. It’s really hard to resist that faster cpu, bigger screen and extra memory, but outdated technology is really outdating too fast and killing the planet

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16,000 mobile phones thrown out every hour – Sprint wants you to recycle

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The average mobile phone will work for about seven years, but worldwide the average consumer gets a new phone every 11 months. According to Sprint, Americans discard 16,000 mobile phones every hour. Over 90 per cent of materials in mobile phones can be recovered such as nickel, cadmium, cobalt, gold, silver, copper, plastics and other metals. These materials can be used in jewelry, electronics and car parts.

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