e-waste is becoming a major concern for our planet as more and more electronic waste is dumped without any regulation. We’re here to share out story on how e-strats team created a masterpiece using the e-waste electronic recycling concept.
How e-strats arranged an e-waste recycling activity to create art out of scrap
It was just an ordinary Monday morning, e-strats team sat down in the conference room to have a brainstorming session on how to make the workplace better.
Our team initially included the e-strats CEO, Project Manager, Senior Team Lead, Project Coordinator and Designer.
We discussed different ideas from innovative to traditional and cultural, none of them really seemed to have that spark. Finally, we decided to have our office walls covered with wallpaper but that’s no fun, right?
This is when we started to really think about what we should do to decorate our office in unique ways. The meeting ended and after that we spent an entire week thinking about unique ways and searching new DIY IT Office decor ideas on Google – but guess what? nothing really helped.
The next week, our CEO Syed Faisal Jalil, called us for a staff meeting, he had this spark in his eyes as if he had conquered something. He started to discuss e-waste electronic recycling and suggested that we make a world map out of old computer parts and electronic chips.
Since it depicts the perfect relation to technology being available worldwide and the power of e-waste recycling, we immediately agreed to participate.
We were very intrigued about this whole concept of electronic recycling and took it as a challenge. And because we’re an IT company ourselves, arranging old computer parts and e-scrap wasn’t a problem. Our office assistant, Muhammad Imran Khan, helped by taking out all the old CPUs, keyboards and detaching all the chips and motherboards to start with.
The next challenge was to create a life-size image of a map. So our designer, Sehrish Naz, took the charge and collaborated in getting a big Panaflex of 10*10 inch printed from a printing shop.
Right after that, we arranged a huge wooden sheet to paste the Panaflex onto it. A laborer contributed to the efforts by cutting the wooden board according to the shape of the world map.
As we worked more and more to complete this project, our excitement continued to mount. Seeing the wooden piece cut in such a refined manner only boosted our morale.
The final step involved cutting and pasting the chips, motherboards and computer parts according to the shape of the map. We wrote down all the stuff we needed- super glue, gloves, markers, and cutters. e-strats supplied all the material required.
The next morning, with high spirits, our team including Syed Shayan Jalil (Senior Team Lead), Hira Khalid (Project Coordinator), Shanza Bashir (QA Engineer), Sehrish Naz (Designer) and Imran Khan (Office Assistant) started laying all the pieces on the ground. We began cutting the chips and other computer parts to paste onto the perfectly cut wooden parts.
It wasn’t easy but what kept us going was the fun we used to have during those days. All the laughter, blunders and hard work made us really bond and connect to each other on a different level.
We used to spend one hour each day doing this activity. This one hour was the best time we used to spend doing something productive and constructive apart from our regular work.
Days passed and we continued filling up all the empty spaces on the board one by one to repurpose all the old computer chips & motherboards.
“When we saw the massive global map on the wall of e-strats, we instantly knew it was worth all the efforts!”
Attaching a picture of the World map made out of e-waste & recycled old computer parts.