Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • How many lives do our electronics have?

  • Most, get only one before being discarded,

  • but we believe that if there was a way

  • to showcase their potential,

  • maybe people would think about

  • giving them a second chance.

  • Alright, here is the tour,

  • set number one, circuit boards,

  • set number two over there,

  • completely made out of keyboards,

  • and all the way over on this side we got,

  • set number three, laptops.

  • These sets were made from e-waste,

  • electronic waste given a second chance

  • at one of the largest facilities

  • of its kind in the United States.

  • There I learned that globally

  • while the rest ends up in landfills all over the world.

  • Given to people like Dell,

  • these old gadgets have the potential

  • to be recycled into brand new computer parts.

  • And it's more than just the expensive stuff

  • it's all the accessories that come with it

  • like mice, cables and adapters.

  • All we needed was to convince more people to recycle

  • so we decided to build something

  • people would hopefully want to talk about.

  • Entire worlds showcasing the past

  • powering the future.

  • We built our sets from scratch

  • using simple pieces of wood

  • lifted into position with the help of volunteers

  • that joined us from all over the country.

  • Together, we spent days

  • experimenting with different patterns

  • to see what would work and what didn't.

  • Piece by piece,

  • our structure slowly started coming to life

  • Just like a new laptop, born from recycled parts.

  • From there, all that remained

  • was to add the human component,

  • representing the everyday person

  • which is the most important part

  • of the recycling machine.

  • All the pieces we used in this project

  • were collected by Dell's global recycling program

  • which collects devices of any brand, make or model

  • to be reborn into new computer parts.

  • Although it may look like junk,

  • parts like these old circuit-boards can contain up to

  • Yet we're throwing away

  • these valuable pieces into landfills

  • instead of giving them a second chance.

  • We're just a small group of creatives

  • that came together hoping to make a difference.

  • But we believe that when companies collaborate

  • with the everyday person to create social impact,

  • that's when we can start to build a brighter future.

How many lives do our electronics have?

Subtitles and vocabulary

Click the word to look it up Click the word to find further inforamtion about it

B1 US dell recycled circuit waste recycling electronic

We Transformed a Lifetime of Electronic Waste into Art (4/4)

  • 16 3
    Vivi Her posted on 2018/03/08
Video vocabulary