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From Tech-Junk to Masterpiece: How You Made This (#YMT) Are Transforming eWaste into Artistic Gold.

Brace yourselves, tech-lovers, because we're diving headfirst into an escalating issue – eWaste. With technology evolving at warp speed, we're constantly replacing our old devices, which means we're generating eWaste like never before! The fact that a staggering 40 million tons of eWaste is churned out each year, and only a measly 12.5% of it is recycled, is a glaring red flag. This eWaste isn't just hogging landfill space, but also spews out harmful chemicals and toxins when dumped carelessly, leading to large-scale air, water, and ground pollution.

YMT fights eWaste via public engagement and art. YMT promotes proper disposal of eWaste, the fastest-growing waste source. Through art collaborations, YMT encourages a circular economy of refurbished electronics. YMT's mission is to shift consumer habits, prevent landfill eWaste, and advocate for a greener future.

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But here's where You Made This (#YMT) steps in, a non-profit organization that's using the power of art to combat the eWaste problem. Partnering with Xperien, the top-dog of IT Asset Disposal in South Africa, #YMT is spinning corporate eWaste into artistic wonders. By rallying talented creatives, You Made This is transforming the way we perceive our outdated tech gear.

Witnessing the heaps of corporate eWaste produced daily, #YMT felt compelled to take action. The idea? Morph the destined-for-landfill eWaste into something beautiful and meaningful. This approach not only curbs eWaste contribution but also shines a spotlight on a problem that's often relegated to the shadows.


Cue in Xperien. This tech giant has teamed up with You Made This (#YMT) to launch art installations that speak volumes. This alliance is handing aspiring artists the materials they need to craft artwork that truly matters. So, #YMT isn't just chipping away at eWaste, it's also fostering creativity and bolstering the arts!


The mission of You Made This (#YMT) is crystal clear: eWaste is everyone's responsibility, and it's a problem we need to fix collectively. The organization champions accountability and offers a solution that could resonate globally. They firmly believe that art can spark dialogues, trigger change, and drive action. And by leveraging art to raise eWaste awareness, they're doing precisely that.


To wrap up, You Made This is blazing a trail in the eWaste battle by repurposing it into art. They're showing us that one man's trash can indeed be another's treasure and that a pinch of creativity and collaboration can drastically tackle the eWaste issue. Their partnership with Xperien is a shining example of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in action, proving that CSR isn't just a trendy buzzword, but a real and actionable company value. Thanks to trailblazing organizations like #YMT and supportive companies like Xperien, we can all chip in to forge a more sustainable future. Are you ready to join the cause?

 

"You Made This" (#YMT) is a pivotal initiative combatting the escalating issue of electronic waste (eWaste), a prominent global waste contributor. Through interactive art installations and experiences, #YMT intensifies awareness about eWaste's environmental damage and the imperative of its correct disposal. "You Made This" collaborates with artists and endorses a circular economy of refurbished electronics, urging corporations and individuals towards responsible eWaste management. A central goal of #YMT is to transform consumer behavior to evade landfill eWaste build-up, advocating for a sustainable and greener future.

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Great initiative!

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Best organisation fighting e-waste through art💪🏽

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