Acid pollution in the residential streets of Mandoli, a slum on the outskirts of Delhi. Acid is used to soak computer parts in order to recover valuable metals. When the process is over, the used acid is poured onto streets and into rivers and waterways by the yard workers causing pollution on a massive scale. Image from the series E-wasteland © Sophie Gerrard 2006, all rights reserved.

E-Wasteland / Sophie Gerrard

E-Wasteland is a project which Sophie Gerrard undertook in India to highlight the problems created by the 20-50 million tons of electronic waste known  as “e-waste” generated annually worldwide. In Europe and the US, we throw away an old computer, on average, every 2 years. In the US for every new computer bought, an old […]

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