Edinburgh Science Festival is asking its audiences to donate their broken electronics to be then recycled during Build and Break sessions at the National Museum of Scotland, as part of this year’s Festival between Saturday 6 April and Sunday 21 April.
Build and Break is a free, drop-in activity for people of all ages to enjoy. In BUILD IT participants can unlock their creative spirit and build magical, massive structures with super-sized construction blocks then head over to BREAK IT to be set loose (supervised!) on a huge pile of discarded electronics with a screwdriver and a pair of pliers. Tonnes of old electronic items end up in landfills but many component parts could be repurposed. Through the process of dismantling the old pieces of technology you can discover what everyday items are made of and which parts we might be able to reuse.
Edinburgh Science Festival is looking for donations of only these discarded items: games consoles, kettles, CD, DVD or VHS players, electric alarm clocks, digital cameras, landline phones, wifi and broadband routers, calculators, keyboards and radios which will then be used in the BREAK IT sessions.
Those keen to contribute are encouraged to get in touch with Leigh Ward, Edinburgh Science Festival’s Production Officer on 0131 553 0325 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange pick-up or drop off the items at the Festival office on 110 Commercial Street, EH6 6NF on Sunday 17 and Monday 18 March between 10am and 4pm.
Build and Break, supported by Royal Academy of Engineering, is one of this year’s highlights at the Science Festival which is taking inspiration from the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing as it chooses Frontiers as the 2019 theme. With a wide range of events for audiences of all ages to enjoy – from the hilarious and tender theatre show Melody and Sam: Record Breakers to free outdoor exhibition A Human Touch exploring the effects of human activity on planet Earth – Edinburgh Science Festival is the event of spring 2019!
For full programme of Edinburgh Science Festival events visit www.edinburghscience.co.uk.