• #circularelectronics
  • #sustainableIT

CirculaRElectronics by VERTMONDE


  • #circularelectronics
  • #sustainableIT


  • Doing the Hard Work Prize
  • 「電子デバイスを使い続けるために」賞




Judge’s Comments

Darlene Damm

Singularity University 学部議長、Community and Impact部門 元部長

Doing the Hard Work Prize

We have covered our world with mines, factories and logistics systems to mine metals, create parts, and build electronics. While these technologies are vital to modern life, the world is also facing a massive problem with e-waste, which is connected to both pollution and climate change. It can be tempting to come up with new solutions to try to solve these pollution and climate change challenges, but sometimes the best solution is to actually reverse what we have done. The project demonstrates how we can not only extend the life of technology, but create ""reverse logistics hubs"" to recycle and undo what we have built - still while keeping the end product. What if our world put as much effort into taking things apart, repurposing pieces and repairing damages as it puts into building entirely new things? This project demonstrates that if we put in the effort and hard work, we can reverse the problems we have created. In this case, they have done so at no financial cost and even creating a profit.


木下 浩佑 / Kosuke Kinoshita

MTRL / FabCafe Kyoto マーケティング & プロデュース




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