In nature substances circulate, are transformed and, in the end, everything is reabsorbed and reutilised. We also have to learn how to reduce the quantity of rubbish we produce and favour the reutilisation and recycling of materials in every possible way, also because the resources we have are limited.
Valcucine has devised the simplest and most complete recyclability of its products by designing them so that the elements of which they are composed can be easily identified and separated when discarded. The plastic parts are marked so that they can be easily identified at the end of their life cycle. To promote recycling of its products, Valcucine is working on having them picked up in the future and on the total recovery of the materials of which they are composed. An example is the new base units that are made entirely of glass and aluminium: completely recyclable and with no toxic emissions.

We highlight here the International E-Waste Design Competition, made with the aim to explore solutions to this problem at the local level and beyond. Electronic Waste, or “E-Waste,” generated by computers, TVs, cameras, printers, and cell phones, is a growing global issue. The spirit of this competition is to prompt the industrialized world to dialogue about product designs for environmentally responsible green computing and entertainment. The goals of this competition are to learn about ways to re-use E-Waste for new and productive means, explore your own ideas for how to address E-Waste problems and contribute to the body of knowledge that advances the practice of environmentally responsible product design for current and future computing technology products. We invite you to create a broad range of design concepts and innovations for technology products that demonstrate fresh approaches and responsible solutions for green computing technologies. Engineering, design, sustainability, or business knowledge will be helpful but not required for success in this competition.

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