Gecko Talks-How E-Waste is Empowering Lives-28th March 2018

How E-Waste is Empowering Lives

Gecko Talks – Wednesday March 28 at Currumbin RSL

If you want to be inspired, or reduce your carbon footprint, or hear how a community is growing innovative entrepreneurs while doing good, don’t miss this talk.

Electronic waste—the fastest-growing scourge to our soil and water—can be the catalyst to changing lives and communities. Tony Sharp, founder of Logan-based Substation 33, will share how this is happening when he speaks at Gecko Talkssoon at Currumbin.

“Substation 33 started asan e-waste recycling centre. It recycles 125,000-plus kilograms of e-waste annually, saving some 94% of waste from ending as landfill.” Tony Sharp from Substation 33 said. “It’s also a social enterprise, offering people a safe environment where they can hone their employability skills.

It’s an impressive business with a $1.2 million annual turnover.”

It has become an innovation incubator.

Hear about the award-winning flooded road smart warning system they helped develop; or the business that’s powering remote villages in West Papua and other near neighbours; or one that’s recycling ammunition boxes into solar powered waterproof portable speakers with bluetooth capability.

It’s looking beyond this generation, helping upskill youngsters in special schools in smart ways to recycle e-wasteplus makes space for other people with ideas.

Everyone’s welcome and it’s free. Your e-waste can help—Gecko is a drop-off point locally.

Please call Gecko on 07 5534 1412 to book or for more information.  Or turn up on the night.

When:      Wednesday, March 28,2018
Time:       6:45PM for 7:00PM Start
Where:    ‘The Cove Room’, Currumbin RSL, 165 Duringan Street, Currumbin
Cost:        FREE! (Don’t forget, you can have a meal there before the talk.)
Book:        Call Gecko on 07 5534 1412 or turn up on the night.


10 Apr 2018


10:00 am - 6:00 pm