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E-Waste Race

The E-waste Race was an idea created by Timmy de Vos as an initiative to help collect e-waste. It is an educational competition between primary schools to collect old electronic devices. Participants of the project get an introductory lecture about recycling and the valuable materials electronic devices contain. Then they start collecting e-waste and the school who collects most e-waste wins an educational and fun school trip. The project was initiated in 2014 with four races and currently more than 30 races annually are organized. It' a fun way to raise awareness and also help divert e-waste from typically being sent to landfill.