The world’s $300 billion scrap-metal market is looking beyond junked cars and copy machines to a new prize: the cloud. Pilot efforts are under way to handle the recycling of small amounts of cloud-computing material in the U.S., betting on a sharp pickup in volumes in the years ahead.
Shenzhen flooded the world with cheap gadgets. Can it now become what Silicon Valley never did—a global hub of innovation, entrepreneurship, and manufacturing?
Founded by award-winning campaigner Sarah Corbett, the Craftivist Collective is more than an alternative use for craft. Our gentle protest approach to craftivism aims to change the world with deliberate, thoughtful actions that provoke reflection and respectful conversation instead of aggression and division.
Craftivism is for everyone from skilled crafters to burnt out activists, and those people who want to challenge injustice in the world but don’t know what to do, where to start or how to prioritise their energies and time.
The UK community repair movement came together for the first time at Fixfest UK on 6 October 2018, and wrote the following Declaration
Plastic waste, in particular PET, which is typically found in soda bottles, is becoming abundant in African cities. In Dar es Salaam, one of the most rapidly urbanizing cities in Africa, BORDA found that about 400 tons of plastic waste per day remains uncollected or unrecycled. Although about 98 percent of the solid waste generated per day can be recycled or composted, 90 percent is disposed in dumpsites.
The collectors collect about 90% of everything that is recycled in Brazil. Self-employed workers are the basis of the pyramid of an unregulated and unrecognized sector.
They survive by selling what they collect. Plastic and cardboard, for example, are worth about R$0.20/Kg (USD 0.04/Kg), and the glass about R$0.05/Kg (1c USD/Kg).
In our research we sometimes encounter material that may be useful to educators, so have set up this page to support bringing repair into the classroom.
We will continually update this list as we find good resources.
We welcome your contributions.
Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. On clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields.
Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café. It’s an ongoing learning process. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table – by leafing through books on repairs and DIY.
“The bicyclean is a safe, affordable, and efficient alternative for
harvesting electronic waste in developing regions. The bicyclean is a modified bicycle, where a processing chamber replaces the rear wheel and an external steel frame supports the rear hub. Processing of the circuit boards occurs within the sealed chamber and the particles are removed in a covered tray. A feed tube presses circuit board pieces into a large grinding wheel and become pulverized.”
L’impression 3D, une technologie bonne qu’à fabriquer des Yoda moches et des gadgets inutiles ? Que nenni ! Réparer des objets en remplaçant une pièce défectueuse, réaliser des petit hacks de la vie quotidienne, concevoir des objets pratiques correspondant à ses besoins, c’est de l’ordre du possible pour toute personne fréquentant un fablab ou possédant une imprimante 3D.
The Institute of Advanced Studies and UCL Urban Laboratory are pleased to be able to announce that they will be in collaboration on the research theme of Waste during the academic year 2019-20.
FixEd is the think-and-do tank concerned with inspiring and equipping creative, ingenious and generous problem-solvers around the world (especially, though not exclusively, Fixperts).
We support educators and organisations to engage and motivate learners through our popular, award-winning learning programmes for schools and universities. Our research programme connects you to current ideas and approaches and the type of 21st-century skills that young people need.
We are a global community of people who make local repair events happen and campaign for our right to repair.
Inspirado no projeto Precious Plastic de Dave Hakkens Plástico Maravilha busca levar a pequenas comunidades capacitação gratuita para a montagem de uma mini usina de reciclagem de plástico, desde a construção das máquinas até a produção de objetos diversos, usando plástico reciclado como principal matéria prima.
O projeto visa tornar a reciclagem deste material um processo mais artístico e acessível, para que todo o plástico consumido seja reciclado localmente e os artesãos estimulados a desenvolver técnicas e produções autorais, levando em consideração os produtos que consomem, formando artistas técnicos que poderão multiplicar estes conhecimentos nas suas comunidades e regiões vizinhas.
Nesta primeira edição, a construção das máquinas, trituradora e extrusora, ocorrerá durante laboratórios abertos a interessados no Instituto Pandavas, na cidade de Monteiro Lobato, coordenados pela equipe do Plástico Maravilha e técnicos convidados. Serão realizados também um Bate-Papo e quatro Oficinas (Introdução à Fabricação Digital, Modelagem Manual, Desenho em Softwares Livres, Modelagem em Softwares 3d) que visam conscientizar os participantes sobre os conceitos básicos de modelagem e da criação de objetos, para que eles mesmos possam desenvolver diferentes maneiras de explorar este material.