As part of LUGO’s focus on responsible recycling of e-waste (electronic waste) we participated in the Funky Phone Challenge. For one month we battled against other universities and Hogescholen in the Netherlands to collect as many mobile phones as possible. All the phones were collected in an e-waste arcade, meaning that in return for depositing a phone you could play a fun game. After a fierce battle and some nerve-wracking last days LUGO came first! Thanks to the help of staff and students of Leiden University we collected 251 mobile phones, which are being recycled in a way that is good for the environment and for workers.
Have any old phones lying around? LUGO will continue to be a collection point to ensure the responsible recycling of e-waste!