Nokia Recycling – Turn plastic cups into cellphones?

by Ka Edong on June 1, 2009

I spotted this Nokia Recycling bin in Market! Market!
I had to look twice! Was it really what I thought it was?
Look closely and tell me what you think.
Oh, Jhay would cringe!

Nokia Recycling ... look closer

Nokia Recycling … look closer

Nokia Recycling -- The real intent

Nokia Recycling — The real intent

Nokia Recycling -- This is NOT what Nokia intended. The Recycle bin was used as an ordinary trash bin

Nokia Recycling — This is NOT what Nokia intended

The better way to use the Nokia Recycling Bin

Now this is what Nokia really intended. Here is another recycling bin at Powerplant mall, right in front of the Nokia shop.

Nokia Recycling - the better way - old chargers, phones, batteries etc.

Nokia Recycling – the better way – old chargers, phones, batteries etc.

nokia-recycling-2

What happened?

Why was the recycle bin in Market Market used as an ordinary bin?
I think it was just the awareness (or lack of) of just one or two people who started throwing ordinary trash into the bin. Then, by visual example, people started throwing ordinary trash as well.

I think this shows how some people can be “spaced out”, sometimes leading their life unconsciously.

As Steve Pavlina would exhort: “Live consciously!”

ka edong
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Comments

  • Reggie

    it shows how idiotic some people are. geez…

  • Hahaha! Well, rather creative of Nokia to come up with this way of recycling electronic waste.

    However, it seems the strategy would not work that well here in the country as demonstrated by the bin in Market! Market! It just goes to show how we as a society view or value technology and how it affects our environment.

    What Nokia should do is offer some sort of “buy-your-old-phone-charger” scheme at its Nokia stores. It would avoid the bins becoming trash bins, it would encourage people to properly dispose of their old phones and it gives an incentive to do so which would help them acquire a new unit.

    I just don’t know how this would affect the second-hand/trade-in industry that’s become a common feature in the country.

    Ah the wonders of micro-economics!

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  • Wooooah. My eyes enlarged as I saw these photos. It shows how the ignorance of a person can lead to the ignorance of all. Maybe Nokia should put all capitalized words “CELLPHONES, BATTERIES AND CHARGERS ONLY!” on that Recycling bin.

  • Wooooah. My eyes enlarged as I saw these photos. It shows how the ignorance of a person can lead to the ignorance of all. Maybe Nokia should put all capitalized words “CELLPHONES, BATTERIES AND CHARGERS ONLY!” on that Recycling bin.

  • Nokia should have a bigger recycle bin with gimmiks! people will look at it as trash instead of the recycling bin.

    They should design it that will really encourage everyone to support the cause.

    Nokia be CREATIVE!

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  • nokia is great man i must say…
    taking this step is really good for our planet..
    i salute nokia..

  • we should always think about recycling our waste products to help the environment.`*’

  • also see it in other market but it was ok there…

    people may already lost their thinking. hate it.

  • mj

    Plastic to cellphone? Is that possible? How?

  • recycling should always be implemented to avoid to much pollution in the environment .,”

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