So did you see Liam?
He can take a Mobile Phone apart in just 11 seconds. Check out his Video here.
Liam is Apple’s new Recycling Robot and is I believe the first of others to follow from other manufacturers. I believe not only that many others will follow but, that one model could emerge for each manufacturer, if not one for all manufacturers in the future. Design is the key to a more sustainable future in all consumer products. We cannot be far away from being able to call up a programme for any mobile phone model, where the parameters should be made available prior to a new launch. Then the process will be to just download from the manufacturers to local authorised projects, where people such as our Local Community Fixers could proceed to disassemble. The community could repair and reuse locally, the units most likely to sell, listing for free on the LocalitEEE platform. Then sell spares of the most sought after parts, with the final materials being sold to the highest bidder. Manufacturers could use these local groups if they want repairs and optimised benefits for materials, as well as being seen to support communities who are most likely to buy their brands.
That would be the most responsible and sustainable thing any mobile manufacturer could do, or we just don’t have a planet where there will be anyone left to call. In our holistic community model, we can facilitate all this, clearly keeping the value, skills and revenues local within it’s full Sharing and Giving suite of sustainable tools.
It’s recently been quoted from the United Nations, “What Wales is doing today the world will do tomorrow”. Wales is leading in Sustainability where much is enshrined in the Future Generations Wales Act, which comes into force from April 6th 2016. As a Welsh Company ourselves and a Futures Champion in Sustainable Development, we are excited about this Robotic development. On the one hand it could be taking away jobs for people at a local level, but on the other, basing a Robot in the community can start to contribute and evidence real values at a community level.
Expressed succinctly as “Starting to live as we should”, our Company Strap-line, we are well placed as a model for engagement with evidence outcomes for community benefit. Having developed a Community and Business Infrastructure we can start to educate, facilitate Circular Economy awareness, and assist in generating local revenues from the value of materials through a Waste Prevention Model.
Our Sustainable Business Directory can divert goods to provide leads and intelligence on a hierarchical process. This ensures a product is passed locally for reuse/repair, up-cycling or local material component source segregation to the most local community businesses or groups. When those processes are complete, each product outcome can be advertised for free to the highest bidder, thus ensuring the money and jobs stay in the local community.
Working as a Community with additional Cash and Currency incentives displayed in real time on each online Electoral Ward, we can publicly evidence metrics of Carbon Savings, Social, Environmental and Volunteer outcomes.
Imagine then the positive outcomes from a well developed structure that places Robots as Community Assets, owned by the Community and delivering a society learning to develop the skills needed in a Local and Global Circular Economy. It’s all possible, including the management of those assets and Project Management within the community, in one place. LocalitEEE. Click for More info
Lets thank Apple for leading the way in something we hope others will begin to copy, without fear of any lawsuits of course.