Biodesign Sprint 2021
BIODESIGN CHALLENGE X GOOGLE
E-waste and Recycling
What if devices decayed gracefully into the environment? What if they acted more like organisms that could be composted, or perhaps heal themselves when damaged? Imagine a future without e-waste and its environmental impacts. This can include concepts around recycling technologies and processes, e-waste disposal, and other end-of-life solutions. Today, e-waste accounts for more than two-thirds of heavy metals in landfills and only nine percent of plastics in the US are recycled.
Experts and Guests
Program Associate at Biodesign Challenge
Executive Director at Biodesign Challenge
NuVuX Program Designer
Research Associate at
Mobius imagines a microbial chitin PCB and a cyclical system for its production and disposal.
BI/Ome is a drop-in solution for the Google Nest Mini that uses living microorganisms and stored carbon to create durable and home-compostable external hardware.
Bio-PCB replaces elements of a normal printed circuit board that are harmful to the environment, with mushroom spore bioplastic and water soluble adhesive.
Aveen, Elijah, and Amiyr