I’ve posted several things about electronic waste and scrap workers in Ghana (see here and here), but this one from Sam Goldwater seems to focus the most on the human condition directly rather than the waste itself. Insightful, quiet, and quite remarkable that our connection to these people is our own digital waste.
Alex Gorosh traveled to a remote part of Ghana to see first-hand just how the world’s electronics get discarded and “recycled”. Recycled is a loose term here as environmental regulations in this area are much looser than they are elsewhere in the world. This results in electronics being burned and taken apart with its chemicals […]
I love these so much! Timbuk2 and TerraCycle have teamed up to bring us these super-affordable messenger bags made from upcycled mailbags. The TerraCycle messenger bag comes in two sizes — small and medium — for $99 and $109 respectively. If you want to reduce waste and support TerraCycle’s mission, you can buy some other […]
From the same brains behind the Signal Glass Snowboard comes a fully-made cardboard snowboard. Completely recyclable, but not exactly practical.