À travers cette publication, PiNG partage l’expérience accumulée pendant cinq années d’exploration collective : un mode d’emploi pour celles et ceux qui souhaitent développer des ateliers de réparation citoyen, une ressource pour qui s’intéresse à la question de l’obsolescence des objets électroniques et informatiques.
3D printing technology is increasingly being used to aid repair, especially in the creation of spare parts. We invited Bas Flipsen and Julieta Bolaños Arriola to talk about their work in the field and how 3D printing can help solve the e-waste crisis.
3D Printing Industry asked EOS, Spare Parts 3D, DiManEx, Ricoh 3D and Link3D for their thoughts on how 3D printed spare parts could help consumer appliance manufacturers adhere to the legislation, while avoiding large physical stocks of replacement parts and subsequent incurring costs.
Our mighty engineers breathe life into used devices. Purchasing refurbished electronics saves you money while doing right by the planet. Winners all around.
Sustainability is a global issue, but much of our current focus is on the ‘visible’: the plastic waste in our oceans and piles of landfill. But use of our earth’s resources and its impact on climate are equally significant; recycling only recovers a fraction of the resources consumed and can potentially create even more toxic waste.
One typical mobile phone, weighing around 160g, can require up to 35,000g of the earth to be mined, and result in around 85,000g of waste, before you have even opened the box. Add to that nearly 80% of electronics is not recycled properly and the problem is enormous.
Making products last longer, through repair, reuse and refurbishment has the potential to make a substantial positive impact.
This project takes a constructive or solutions approach to this global issue; to identify and shed a light on repairers, re-users and solution providers.
We used to value our 'things'. They were precious; created from scarce resources and hours of human endeavour. But a combination of consumerism and mass production has lead to 'things' of short life, of less perceived value and much harder to repair and keep working. To compound matters, our ability to repair has faltered, driven by the combination of lack of knowledge, lost skills, product design that inhibits repair and a legal framework that makes it difficult to set up self or independent repair.
The overall project explores ‘repair’ from multiple perspectives: this first part takes a cultural perspective where the practice has not (yet) been lost or forgotten. The second part explores from a European ecosystem and capabilities perspective, with municipalities and community groups educating and re-teaching the public about repair and building new communities. Working with community groups such as Repair Café and the Restart Project provides access to the network of repairers, an opportunity to share ideas and information, and to help promote each other’s work. The third explores the slow rejuvenation of independent repairers.
The overall aim is to shed a light on those providing solutions, so we can make better use of what we have and build more sustainable approaches.
Hemos preparado esta colección de vídeos, artículos de prensa y blogs en los que aparece el Repair Café Madrid por si eres periodista o estás documentando algo sobre los repair cafés.
We are a global campaign to center the knowledge of marginalized communities (the majority of the world) on the internet.
The chatarreros are Barcelona’s itinerant scrap-metal collectors, and there are thousands of them. Most are undocumented migrants and so there is no official census, but Federico Demaria, a social scientist at the University of Barcelona who is conducting a study of the informal recyclers in Catalonia, believes there are between 50,000 and 100,000 in the region. About half are from sub-Saharan Africa; the rest are from eastern Europe, elsewhere in Africa and Spain.
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Behind the high walls on the outskirts of Cairo is a mostly Coptic Christian community, known as the Zabaleen - a derogatory term for garbage men.
Settling in an abandoned quarry, they became the informal waste disposal experts of the city in the 70s, collecting rubbish from the capital's streets for free and bringing it back to their homes to recycle it.
Sorting is done by hand - the plastics are separated from the cardboard, the clothes from the organic waste, before they're sold on to the next layer of the community's refuse economy.
Repair Acts is an international and multidisciplinary network of people working on topics relating to repair, care and maintenance cultures.
Hoje em dia, a indústria do lixo é considerada a mais propensa a lavagens de dinheiro. E tudo isso devido ao fato de ter emergido uma economia clandestina, a partir do empreendedorismo da Camorra, a máfia napolitana.
A maneira como a Camorra se apropriou do negócio do lixo está bem descrito pelo jornalista Roberto Salviani no livro “Gomorra”, que narra as entranhas do crime organizado italiano. E permite entender os passos da nova política ambiental brasileira, implementada pelo Ministro do Meio Ambiente Ricardo Salles.
Com as exigências ambientais, a reciclagem do lixo, especialmente dos materiais tóxicos, tornou-se bastante onerosa, se tratado corretamente. A máfia passou então a entrar no negócio através de empresas-mãe, cercadas por um arquipélago de stakeholders, formalmente independentes, incumbidos de dar um fim ao lixo, despejando, enterrando ou transportando para locais distantes. Eles trabalham para várias famílias, sem exclusividade. Quando estoura algum escândalo, as famílias ficam blindadas.
The data is clear– zero waste creates over 200x as many jobs as landfills and incinerators! Let’s stop throwing away the chance to create thousands of good jobs. It’s time for our leaders to invest in solutions that work for us and our planet.
Zero Waste City: Екскурсія містом без відходів
The European Data Portal harvests the metadata of Public Sector Information available on public data portals across European countries. Information regarding the provision of data and the benefits of re-using data is also included.
An open source Policy Toolkit for cities to develop digital policies that put citizens at the center and make Governments more open, transparent, and collaborative.
Sharing data can bring a range of benefits for individuals, organisations and society. It can help tailor products or services, make business processes more efficient, and improve a range of public services, from healthcare to transport and more. Achieving these aspirations requires governance structures that enable data access, while managing the rights and responsibilities associated with different data types. Different forms of such structures exist. They are differently suited to different purposes. The right data governance framework is dependent on who is participating, what their objectives are and what the nature of the data is.
Manifesto in favour of technological sovereignty and digital rights for cities
Some of us worry about personal health records being made open. Some confuse commercial and personal data, or mix up big data with open data.
To unpack data’s challenges and its benefits, we need to be precise about what these things mean. They should be clear and familiar to everyone, so we can all have informed conversations about how we use them, how they affect us and how we plan for the future.
This beginners guide has been developed to support municipalities and community stakeholders who are interested in zero waste. This guide provides an entry-level understanding on what zero waste is and how a zero waste strategy for your community can be designed and implemented. Specifically, this guide has been designed to: