If you’re anything like us, you probably have drawer full of obsolete gadgets that you’re looking to dispose, but don’t know how; Somehow, the image of your old iMac in the bin just doesn’t look right, right?
Well, give them to Greenpeace.
They are collecting old mobile phones and laptops, even your click-wheel iPods, and that one-time state-of-the-art one megapixel digital camera until Oct 15.
You can drop them off at the following venues:
– Commune Café (36 Polaris cor Durban Streets, Poblacion, Makati)
– El Pago Sausages (Vancouver cor Lantana cor New York Streets, Cubao, Quezon City)
– Fred’s Revolucion (Shop 66 Cubao Expo, General Romulo Ave, Cubao, Quezon City)
– iCreate Café (3/F Venice Grand Canal, McKinley Hill, BGC, Taguig)
– Ili-Likha Artist Village (21 Assumption Road, Baguio)
– Nomixx Retro Grille (10 Visayas Avenue, Quezon City)
– Greenpeace Office (Room 201, JGS Bldg., 30 Scout Tuason Street, Quezon City)
Our tree-hugging friends, together with Filipino artists Tomas Leonor and Rommel Pidazo, want to turn them into function art.
Why the sudden interest, you may ask? Well, they’re running a campaign that seeks to redefine innovation in the electronic industry.
TLDR: They want to point out the fact that there’s a better, cleaner way to make our beloved gadgets.
At the moment, you see, our gadgets are made in factories using fossil fuels (pollution!), with hazardous chemicals that can impact our health. They’re made to become obsolete (wonder why we keep upgrading our devices?), which then adds to the problem of waste.
So they wanna raise awareness about sustainable mobile technology.
The art pieces will be displayed on Oct 22-23 at the #AnoiTech?!, a fair that advocates sustainable mobile technology.
But that’s getting ahead of the story. In order to display the art pieces, they first need to build them. And in order to build them, they would first need to have the materials in hand.
So donate! Get rid of excess baggage. #MariaKondo that shiz. And help the environment at that. You have until October 15, people!