How many mobile phones have you had in your life and what do you do with the old, broken ones? Most people throw them away. In fact, digital waste is a growing problem for society. Dutch designer Dave Hakken has come up with an amazing idea to reduce such waste. The Phoneblocks concept is a mobile phone made up of little blocks that can be replaced when they stop working. This means that you can keep your phone forever and just replace the broken parts. You can also build the ideal phone for your personal needs. The designer is trying to spread the word about his idea. His goal is to find 50,000 supporters so that the mobile phone industry will take notice.
Read by Anna Buckley (English accent)
Study the wordsThrow away- dispose of Waste- rubbish Come up with- invented Such- this type of Spread the word- let people know Goal- objective Take notice- pay attention
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- Phonebloks : a revolution in the mobile phone (comm350.wordpress.com)
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