Phonebloks: A Proposal for Sustainable Technology

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Phonebloks is a revolutionary concept designed by Dave Hakkens, aiming to change the relationship between mobile phones and electronic waste. The idea is built on the principle of being a more ecologically viable way of producing mobile phone technology.

Electronic waste is a very real phenomenon. The industry currently churns out a mass number of phones. As older phones become archaic, they are usually replaced, ending up confined to a bedroom or office drawer for all eternity. Alternatively, they break and become useless.

So, What is Phonebloks?

Imagine a phone built in an almost lego-like fashion, where you can pick the parts you want according to your demands. Phonebloks works on this premise.Neatly assembled, third party components, called bloks, tesselate onto a grid which is securely fastened afterwards. Phonebloks aims to subvert current trends by offering a phone you don’t have to throw away if a single part breaks or no longer…

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