‘Born to die’: Self-destructing mobile phones
The average lifespan of a mobile phone is about 12 to 18 months, depending on your chosen service provider. But what if instead of discarding your outdated model, the device could simply self-destruct, reducing landfill e-waste and airborne toxins?
‘Transient electronics’ means bio-compatible devices that just disappear or dissolve at the end of their useful life without posing a threat to the environment.
The self-destructing microchip made of natural fibres is part of a project called ‘Born to Die’.