Not everything you throw away is worthless

The removal of electronic devices and objects has become a huge ecological problem in recent years. Segregation of waste, yes, has been implemented, but not necessarily all Polish municipalities took it to heart enough. In addition, we often get rid of objects that still work and could be useful to someone else. In addition, there is a small group of people who collect electronic antiques.

For one garbage, for another exhibit

While in the utilization of the so-called "electro-waste" programs of various non-governmental organizations help and actively participate in these actions, there are no effective tools to prevent unnecessary destruction of some electronic devices or objects.

There are, after all, enthusiasts who are willing to take possession of an old TV with a kinescope or an adapter for analogue records. There are also those who still like to use a centrifuge for draining water from freshly washed clothes. Still others are looking for the legendary Commodore for their collections.

However, not only usable electronics are thrown away, but also other hand-operated items. Some of us get rid of, for example, kitsch, and they are aware of collectors, for example, painterly "daubs" or kitschy figurines.

A way to further use unnecessary devices

So how to facilitate the flow of information about unnecessary items, which instead of throwing away, we can give away to someone for free? It turns out that this can be treated not only in the aspect of technical improvements, but also in the context of creating a specific community with similar interests.

It is only important to find a tool that allows not only knowledge about unnecessary things, but also allowing exchange. There are, for example, portals that instantly provide information on, for example, those willing to share accommodation or drivers who want to share their place in the car.

The way to exchange unnecessary items can be, for example, a mobile application with a database of used things and contacts to people willing to pass something to others for free or exchange with a collector. The assumption of the functioning of such an application may be the collection and transmission of information on things that are usable or constitute a collector's value for someone, which the current owner wants to give to someone for free.

Imagine how many people can be satisfied in this way and at the same time reduce the littering of the environment to some extent.

Added: January 28, 2017 by GIVA editor

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