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Crowdsourcing Mornings: GOMI – Portable Chargers That Clean The Planet

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At Gomi, we’re always looking for new ways that we can create positive impact through design products that rethink waste and help clean up our beautiful planet. This is what led to creating the Gomi Portable Charger – An environmentally-friendly 12,000mAh Portable Charger made from 100% non-recyclable plastic, with 100% of the power coming from repurposed batteries saved from otherwise going to landfill.

We are also offering a free return service to ensure the chargers are fully recycled at the end of life.

We start every project with one clear question – How can we turn pollutant waste materials into cherished products that people will love using every day? And began with these basic principles when designing the Portable Chargers:

  • Big enough to hold enough battery power to keep you charged for long periods without charge, but slim enough to fit in your pocket.
  • Beautiful, with each one being an original work of art. This emotionally durable relationship people have with their objects can be enhanced through owning something truly individual.
  • Simple to manufacture in-house in our Brighton workspace, which would benefit the local economy and avoid any long-distance outsourcing which would add to the carbon footprint of the product.
  • Easy to disassemble back into raw materials after use, to be easily upcycled into new future products.

We have a free return service for recycling – with all the parts designed to be modular, and easily separated so that they can be melted into new components for future products – without losing any material value. We also aim to recycle all of the circuit boards and are planning to work with jewellers who extract the valuable metals from the boards to be given another life.

As of April 6th, this project has raised $25,000 of their $4,894 goal. This project has 23 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $49, you will get one Gomi charger.  For a pledge of $93, you will get two Gomi chargers.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gomi-eco-tech/gomi-portable-chargers-that-clean-the-planet?