Trash Trade: Q&A with Valentino Bellini

Source: Roads & Kingdoms

It costs ten times as much to sustainably recycle a PC than to send it to a dumpster in Africa, write researchers Giorgio Griziotti and Gianluca Giannelli. The math explains why electrical and electronic waste is the fastest growing source of refuse in the world. It’s also why photographer Valentino Bellini started his project “Bit Rot” in Ghana, where he first saw young men in massive landfills taking apart computers once used by US government employees. But the story stretches far beyond Africa. After visiting the somewhat more sustainable recycling facilities of India and Pakistan, Bellini ...

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