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‘Garbage Watch’ unveiled – and it’s made completely out of e-waste

‘Garbage Watch’ unveiled – and it’s made completely out of e-waste

July 28, 2020
Press Release: Vollebak

High-tech clothing company Vollebak has revealed a timepiece made completely out of electronic waste

Aptly dubbed the ‘Garbage Watch,’ Vollebak wants to set an example for sustainable manufacturing.

“To avoid trashing our own planet, we need to start figuring out how to re-use the stuff we already have,” explained Steve Tidball, Vollebak co-founder. “What if electronic waste isn’t garbage? What if it’s simply pre-assembled raw materials that we can use to make new things?”

The USA alone dumps at 9.4 million tons of e-waste every year and Vollebak is utilizing these very same scrap materials like microchips from smartphones, wiring from TV sets and motherboards from computers, to put together the functional Garbage Watch.

“Working in collaboration with the Wallpaper* Re-Made project, the Garbage Watch reframes an often invisible and hazardous end of the supply chain,” added Vollebak. “Over the next year we’ll be going on a journey from prototype to product, sourcing components from sustainable e-waste recycling efforts, and sharing the story with you.”

The Garbage Watch is due to launch in 2021.

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