A friend of mine just sent me a link to this homepage: http://www.phonebloks.com/
Phoneblocs is in the conceptual phase at the moment and is looking for support and investors and especially attention. They created a solution to throw less electronics away and completely change the consumption on the mobile phone market. Check the homepage out. They have a cool video that explains what they are going for. But basically they developed a phone with exchangeable parts. Means: if one part gets old or breaks – you can simply replace it for a better/ new one without having to throw the whole phone away.
The reason why this is absolutely necessary is: The way we live at the moment and the way we have been living in the past is simply not going to work out for us in the future. There are so many people living on this planet. And more and more people will adapt western infrastructure and the western way of live. This will lead to crazy new challenges. That´s why WE have to think of new ways to live. Most of us have realized the inconvenient truth that something has to happen to make this planet stay healthy. (or actually, become healthy again) But nobody really has a solution for the problem.
We are confronted with problems every day. I think by now we kind of know what is going wrong. But nobody has an idea of how to change the ways in which society works. How do we create a sustainable way of living?
We consumers have the power to decide… let´s make good decisions!