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two musicians, rethinking electronics
After graduating as Industrial Designers at the TU Delft, Tom and Dorus went on to found Gerrard Street in order to change this industry.
After graduating as industrial designers from TU Delft, Tom and Dorus founded Gerrard Street to change this industry.
we live in a disposable culture
In our modern society, throwing away appliances has become almost second nature. A minor defect? Get rid of it. This has led to a shocking annual waste stream of 50 billion kilos of electrical appliances. And with this expected to reach 120 billion kilos by 2050, the urgency of the problem becomes clear.
Many of these devices contain valuable materials such as gold and silver, but their design makes them almost impossible to repair or reuse. And while legislation around reuse is increasing, the practice of dumping and even illegally shipping E-Waste to developing countries remains a worrying reality.