To solve the problem of electronics being disposed irresponsibly and building up unnecessary waste, 3 students from Stanford and Finland’s Aalto University have come up with an easily recyclable laptop. The recyclable laptop can be easily disassembled by anybody without the use of any tools and it takes less than 3 minutes to complete the whole process. By making it easy to take apart, users will be encouraged to recycle the laptop when they don’t have to put much effort into sorting out which components go into which recycling bins. This easy separation is accomplished by making the laptop a modular device instead of the current mess of wires and hardware currently used in laptops today.
A laptop with a modular build seems a whole lot more interesting for upgrading purposes than for easy recycling, but either way it’s a win-win situation. The laptop is still in its prototype stages and computer manufacturers have yet to approach the students for the idea, but let’s hope it’s only a matter of time. Video demonstration of this recyclable laptop below.