Currys PC World has teamed up The Student Room to launch The BritBot Challenge, a competition which calls for teams of students to re-use old electrical items to create a unique piece of equipment.
Entrants have been tasked to build a “chain reaction contraption”, a machine consisting of several parts, which trigger each other in turn. It is hoped that, through this initiative, people will become more aware of the fact that forgotten and outdated electronic devices can still be put to use.
Once the contraption is complete, each team is required to send a tweet to @CurrysPCWorld containing an interesting fact about recycling.
Christopher Brown, Currys PC World – “Many of the electrical items that people throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling products helps save natural resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending waste electrical goods to landfill”
Recycling process and compliance manager for Currys PC World, Christopher Brown, said: “Many of the electrical items that people throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling products helps save natural resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending waste electrical goods to landfill. The BritBot challenge is a great way to remind people of the value of recycling their old electricals.
“We offer all our customers a free recycling solution where they can either drop unwanted electrical items off at any of our stores for recycling, even if they didn’t purchase the item from us, or our KNOWHOW team will happily take away any unwanted electrical products when they deliver a new one.”
Participating teams must video their contraption in action, upload to YouTube and then enter the challenge via an email which must include a team name, links to the tweet sent and the video, and any other supporting information (for example, journals, images, blog posts). The winning team will receive £1,000 of vouchers to spend at Currys PC World.