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The Humanium Metal Initiative Helps End the Global Gun Crisis

 - Apr 10, 2018
References: humanium-metal & fastcompany
The Humanium Metal Initiative is a new pro bono campaign from Stockholm creative agencies Great Works and Akestam Holst that aims to make material from melted guns viable for consumer use. The project, which is now making metal from guns found in Central America, recently received the Fast Company‘s 2018 World Changing Ideas Award. The ultimate goal of the Humanium Metal Initiative is to show a practice in which guns can be used to heal the wounds they have caused.

A big part of the initiative is aimed at ensuring that the weapon repurposing effort was publicly traceable and that all proceeds would go back to local partner organizations. To ensure this, the agencies partnered with IM Swedish Development Partner to ensure the money made from this venture was being returned to the local communities battling poverty and violence in their area. The Humanium Metal Initiative has already received several celebrity endorsements, from the Dalai Lama, former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and many more.