50 Million Tons

New stage show for Bradford Science Festival- e-waste, upcycling & hardware hacking

Show

50 Million Tonnes …of electronic waste was produced last year. More than ever before, more every year. We buy more, it breaks more quickly, and more of it piles up in the poorest parts of the world.

Will technology destroy our planet or could it give us the solutions we need? -

In this show we learn the way of the Scavenger: all this e-waste is free stuff that we can learn to hack and use for our own inventions. We can learn how the technology works, about where the materials come from and where the waste goes to and what we can do to help the situation. Just maybe we can figure out what are we supposed to do with that drawer full of dead tech that we all have at home.

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