Garbage Watch made from upcycled e-waste

The Garbage Watch is a functional watch made out of upcycled e-waste. “Today, most of the 50 million tonnes of electronic waste that’s generated every year is treated like garbage even though it isn’t. Instead it contains many of the world’s precious metals, like silver, platinum, copper, nickel, cobalt, aluminium and zinc. You’ll find 7% of the world’s gold in e-waste,” says Vollebak, the company behind the watch. “Everything you can see on the Garbage Watch used to be something else a motherboard from your computer, a microchip in your smartphone, or wiring from your TV.” Of the unique design, the company says, “We’ve taken an ‘inside- out design approach with the Garbage Watch, making the functional inner workings highly visible… Our aim was to reframe an often invisible and hazardous end of the supply chain, and make people think deeply about the impact of treating their wearables in a disposable manner.”


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