A Queensland social enterprise is turning electronic trash into a global treasure, repurposing old laptop batteries to create a solar-powered solution for poverty-stricken families across the world.
- Recycling lithium-ion batteries will help reduce the amount that go into landfill in Australia
- 100 PowerWells were shipped to Indonesia this week, and another 157 will go next month
- One PowerWell provides access to one household of about eight to 10 people on average
It all began three-and-a-half years ago, at a start-up weekend at Substation 33 — an e-waste recycling facility in Kingston, south of Brisbane.
Town planner Nicholas Kamols and social entrepreneur Brad Clair had never met before, but within hours the idea of PowerWells…