Updated: Mar 6
Our sister company, MSP Disposal has successfully solved the problem of recycling closets full of electronics and is now ready to undertake the drawers full of electronics that more than 300 million Americans own.
What We Did:
Our artists, alongside Gifted and Talented teacher Jeanne Blackburn, introduced students from Bethel Hanberry Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina, to their generational inheritance - the exigent recycling and global eWaste crisis.
Students were encouraged to examine their own homes for evidence of electronic waste, many finding long forgotten artifacts in junk drawers hiding in plain sight.
Bethel-Elementary found a way to spread awareness and address this huge e-waste problem we're facing through the use of art.
How We Did It:
Forty students were able to collect 210 electronics from their drawers in the United States. If we manage to duplicate that scale in the United States, that would translate to over 1.7 billion discarded electronic devices, that we saved from going to the landfill.
Boland and Blackburn capitalized on the opportunity, facilitating a watershed experience for students that set in motion the campaign to iterate the pilot and raise global awareness.
Did you know that 63% of the population have a drawer filled with electronics?
Columbia SC native artists taught students from Bethel-Hanberry Elementary School the importance of recycling electronics and e-waste. They encouraged them to look through their own homes for items that could be recycled and found many had drawers filled with electronic equipment.
We all need to do our part in recycling electronics to help protect our environment!
CEO, Brooks Boland
Do you have a classroom of students that would like to be a part of this movement?
Please reach out to us at us https://www.thetwelve.world/contact-us , if you would like to learn more.