Imagine that all chairs, benches and even rubbish bins on the streets of Nijmegen were made of 100% E-waste. Amazing, right? In 2018 we will make the first step in this direction with 10 pieces of E-waste furniture around the city. Industrial designer Hugo van der Kallen made the design for the furniture. “The furniture is made entirely from the casing of electronic devices”, project manager Yvonne Keijzers explains. “The E-waste is collected by schools. Pupils were given the opportunity to collect old mobile phones and other devices in February. Two prototypes could be seen and tried out at the opening of the European Green Capital!
According to Yvonne, the whole city can help with the project. “Now it’s only schools collecting E-waste. But I’m pretty sure companies can also set up this kind of collection initiative.” Sound interesting, sustainable city furniture? Join in and start collecting! Then we can make the city even greener.