Recyhub opens a 2nd call for proposals to assign 5.000€ from its innovation fund

Some months ago Recyhub made available 5.000€ to fund like-minded projects. Maria Schmuckler obtained a 2.000€ grant but the rest of the money was not assigned. Therefore we’re refilling funds and reopening the call. Please share in your e-waste related network. ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS Call for proposals (English version) WHO Recyhub is a group of…

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Maria Schmukler of Reciclando Sueños wins the first grant of 2.000€ from Recyhub’s inaugural Innovation Fund to promote recycling ingenuity

Maria Schmukler is an Industrial Designer based in Uruguay. Since 2016, she has been actively involved in a recycling community in Argentina. She’s working on a PhD thesis about ethnographies of design in informal/popular economies. She’s part of a research team that collaborates with a cooperative called “Reciclando Sueños” (Recycling Dreams). “Reciclando Sueños” is based…

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Recyhub opens a call for proposals to assign its 5.000€ Innovation Fund

ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS Call for proposals (English version) WHO Recyhub is a group of people concerned about e-waste. Our line of work focuses on tools for e-waste recyclers. We want to emphasize the importance of those doing the actual recycling work, and who lack adequate tools to carry it out. Recyhub’s innovation fund offers grants…

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Recyhub opposes the demolition of Agbogbloshie

On the morning of Saturday July 20th several bulldozers entered the slum of Old Fadama and the scrapyard of Agbogbloshie and destroyed up to 80% of them. As a result, more than 20.000 people were left without a home. You can find a detailed report of what happened that day from Axel Monin Nylund, from…

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Recyhub and Creativity Group partner to find solutions to e-waste in Agbogbloshie

During Recyhub’s fieldwork in 2014 we had the chance to meet and work together with students from KNUST (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology). They have created a team called Creativity Group, and they look actively to use science and technology for the common good. They had a particular interest in e-waste, and we…

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Recyhub presented in Shanghai to an audience of worldwide young scientists

StEP are the initials for “Solving the E-waste Problem”. This initiative, led by the United Nations University, brings together twice a year experts from the field in order to share the latest developments with two approaches: policy makers and SMEs talk about the practical applications, and scientists discuss in more academic terms. Recyhub was invited…

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The Moral Dilemmas of E-Waste

E-waste is growing. Computers, phones and other electronic devices are increasingly being discarded, as StEP’s e-waste world map shows. Planned and perceived obsolescence make us buy more of them, we discard them when we consider they are not useful anymore, but there are no adequate recycling mechanisms. As a result e-waste is piling up. The different approaches…

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The idea!

Recyhub is an idea that comes from two sources: Chuck Eesley’s Technology Entrepreneurship online course. “How to be a social entrepreneur“, a book by Robert Ashton. In the backgroud there’s also a great interest in ICT4D projects.

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