GAWIN DAPPER: PHONEBLOKS

Bits that Matter Panel

Where: Paccar Theatre

When: 15:00-17:00 15/11/14

Phonebloks is an independent organisation with the purpose of encouraging the development of products that produce less e-waste. Phonebloks (https://phonebloks.com) is a vision, an idea that grew into a movement for a modular and sustainable mobile phone. With a social media reach of over 380,000,000 people it has been quite successful. Phonebloks never intended to build a mobile phone themselves, but used their design as an effective way to show the mobile industry the need for change. Now they are trying to steer the industry in a more modular direction, focusing on being more sustainable and producing less electronic waste. They try to achieve this together with partners: Google, Sennheiser, Fairphone and with the support of their growing community.