Statement Poster: WhitE Trash Beautiful
the judicious collection.
in sweden we call it klok.
Take your broken heart and turn it into art. The global issues are breaking our heart and to be judicious to us means to have common sense, to be truly honest with the thought that our way of living many times are far from OK and are affecting future generations all over world. To realize that change has to be made and to brave enough to accept the challenge. In our part of the world we have some key issues to deal with.
We think that all you have to do to be a change maker, to be a true hero and to actually help save the world, is to be j u d i c i o u s. The rest will come naturally.
Statement: White Trash Beautiful
Electronics has open up a whole new world to our generation. It has giving us endless of entertainment and possibilities to connect global. The digital development is a beautiful thing and has created development that both changed and saved lives all over the world. But the dark backside if this is that today the electronic waste is one of the fastest growing type of waste in the world. In the EU alone, 8.7 million tonnes of electronic waste are produced each year. Many countries today do not have control over electronic waste and when the electronic waste is not recycled responsibly it ends up on a landfill and often dumped in Africa and Asia, which damages both the environment and human health. In these landfills there is a search of valuable metals, such as copper and gold, the dismantling is often done by hand without safety equipment. The remains of the electronics are then burned with the result that all sorts of dangerous substances are released to spread to humans and nature. The people who live in or around these landfills are subject to honestly bizarre amounts of dangerous substances.
We do have a responsibility connected to this question and together we can change this situation. We as consumers can demand that electronics manufacturers takes a greater responsibility for the entire lifecycle of their products, from phasing out the use of the most dangerous chemicals to design with a purpose of what happens with the product when its broken.
How to be judicious in this matter?
- Changing our consumption habits
- Submit for repair. Usually, it is small simple things that are easy to fix, and the internet is teeming with amazing step by step guides on how to do it.
- Purchase second-hand to the extent possible, any used gadget that is purchased is saved from being placed on a landfill.
- Using our electronics longer
- Demand responsible recycling of our end-of-life products
- Submit it for responsible recycling
We can reverse the trend. Everyone has to gain from the fact that electronics are produced to hold, and that at the end of their life cycle it is taken care of without harming anyone else
Size: 40x30 cm
Uncoated Swan-labeled paper. 170 g.
Limited to 20pc.
the judicious collection.
a unique poster collaboration between Free Spirit Shaking Soul & artist Christine Johanson. (http://christinejohanson.se/)