The Deconstruction Zone holds a special place in Gulf Coast MakerCon history. We’ve had a “take apart” area at our event since the very beginning, and were delighted, in 2015, to welcome a collaborative partnership with Scrap on Spot e-Smart Recycling to host this hands on youth engagement area.
Scrap on Spot is an e-waste recycling company with a higher purpose, committed to environmental stewardship and sustainability through the recycling and repurposing of electronics. Scrap on Spot president Tony Selvaggio was the 2015 winner of the Hillsborough Business Pitch Competition at the county’s Access to Capital event, and has spoken at 1 Million Cups Tampa and other events throughout the area about helping us change our behavior and mindset with regard to electronic waste.
At Gulf Coast Maker & ComicCon, Scrap on Spot helps young guests get up close and personal with electronics and tools in the Deconstruction Zone, where youth, with the guidance of adult experts, can help dissassemble scrap electronics and learn about what’s inside the electronic devices we use every day.
We’re grateful for the support of e-Waste Recycling making the Gulf Coast Maker &ComicCon Deconstruction Zone possible!