It was a happy Valentine's for the E-LIFE team as we joined Lush for their annual summit in Old Billingsgate Market, London. Maybe a little naively we hadn't truly grasped how diverse the soap company's philanthropy stretched, with issues ranging from migrant crises to deforestation represented. A large corner of the event was dedicated to Digital Ethics and E-LIFE was on display alongside our friends from Fairphone.
In our group were co-producers Ed Scott-Clarke and Huw Poraj-Wilczynski (pictured below) and also Marc Violo from Global Action Plan, who are starting to work on the eWaste problem in the UK. Lush are also about to launch a campaign on the growing issue of discarded tech and on sale at the summit were Agbogbloshie bath bombs (seen in Huw's hand). Agbogbloshie is the name of the infamous scrapyard in Accra that processes a large amount of eWaste and is featured heavily in E-LIFE. Solutions to clean the place up are easy enough with the right amount of support and hopefully with this increased attention we'll see some change in the near future.