Meet the Garbage Watch
Built from the electronic waste of the world
The Vollebak Garbage Watch – built from the electronic waste of the world
Today, most of the 50 million tonnes of electronic waste that’s generated every year is treated like garbage even though it isn’t. Instead it contains many of the world’s precious metals, like silver, platinum, copper, nickel, cobalt, aluminium and zinc.
In fact, research on e-waste from the World Economic Forum found that 7% of the world’s gold is in e-waste. In other words, millions of tonnes of precious metals that companies pay to extract from the ground are heading straight back into it.
Vollebak is a British clothing brand specialising in sports and adventure wear and was founded in 2016 by the twin brothers Nick and Steve Tidball.
In their first years they’ve made the world’s first Graphene Jacket, released clothing pieces made to last longer than 100 years and designed the first jacket for deep space travel. Impressive, isn’t it?!