Millions of electronics are thrown out because they are old or worn out and aren’t reusable. Electronic waste is rising and becoming one of the fastest growing waste streams on the planet. Now you may ask why it is growing so fast. The culprit of this disaster is most likely in your pocket. Are you surprised that your phone is the number one cause for electronic waste? You shouldn’t be. The roughly 7 billion people in the world get a new phone every 2 years. To solve this problem Dave Hakkens came up with a concept phone or an idea. It’s called PhoneBloks and uses the idea of an upgradeable phone. A Phoneblok is made of detachable bloks. There is a base that connects all the other bloks and with two simple screws it locks everything together into a solid phone. The idea is that if your phone is running slow that you can just upgrade the block effecting the speed. Also, this idea will allow you to truly customize your phone. If you like to take pictures, then get a bigger camera blok. If you want to keep it simple, then you can get a larger battery blok and a smaller camera. Finally there could be a blok store that would sell all these different bloks. You could pick and choose from large name brands like Sony or Canon. You could even buy from small businesses that are trying to get there name on the big screens. All of the possibilities are endless with the PhoneBloks.
Personally, I believe this idea could be the next Apple IPhone or Samsung Galaxy if the right CEO’s and companies get involved. Dave Hakkens wants as many people to spread this around and create a roar to show CEO’s and companies the possibilities of PhoneBloks. You can join the Thunderclap and spread the word. On October 29th, 2013 he is going to send out the roar and encourages all to talk, tweet, post, etc. to show the world the promise of PhoneBloks. I believe that this is going to have a large impact on the electronic waste and helping the environment for the good. Join the roar and spread the word for a better phone, for you and the environment. PhoneBloks, a phone worth keeping.