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Julia Perczel , September 25th, 2020
There is a growing consensus that India is going through a waste crisis, and this awareness unfolds parallel to an increasing awareness of the beyond-human time it takes…
guestauth0r , March 9th, 2020
Agbogbloshie is a part of an emergent globalised scrap economy that links peripheral markets to global metal flows. In this post, Dagna Rams argues for the need to…
Josh Lepawsky , August 12th, 2019
This is a Twitter essay by Josh Lepawsky (@rubbishmaker) about one of many recent examples of reporting on the e-waste trade. Many of the problems specific to the…
Josh Lepawsky , March 18th, 2019
The US ‘tech sector’ has been a major source of toxicant releases. These interactive maps show the chemical legacy of electronic manufacturing in the US.
guestanthropologist , September 24th, 2018
By Tim Perkin As the demand for ICT increases worldwide, it is surprising how little is known about what happens to our electronic goods that are thrown away….
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Josh Lepawsky , June 6th, 2017
Are you an artist, musician, hacker, tinkerer, or generally a curious person, between 18 and 24 years?
guestauth0r , April 28th, 2017
What is the role of software in planned obsolescence and waste? It may play a greater role than hardware…
Max Liboiron , April 20th, 2017
Repair and waste share many points of convergence from an analytical perspective (as well as a practical one!). Continent has just released a special issue all about repair:
guestauth0r , March 27th, 2017
A walk down this little street in Peru’s capital provides a glimpse into an understated network that quietly plays a critical role in reducing the environmental impacts of…
guestanthropologist , February 27th, 2017
by Tim Perkin Agbogbloshie is an area of Accra, Ghana’s capital, which has become a graveyard for global electronic waste (e-waste). In light of its structural adjustment after…
Josh Lepawsky , January 4th, 2016
The lead researcher on a seminal work mapping the international traffic of e-waste responds to criticism of his research on material flows.
guestauth0r , November 27th, 2015
There is little evidence that transnational shipments of “e-waste” derive from attempts by exporters to elude strict environmental regulations and indicate rather that global flows are mainly driven…
guestauth0r , June 24th, 2015
By Josh Lepawsky, Joshua Goldstein, and Yvan Schulz On 12 May 2015 the United Nations Environmental Program announced the release of a new report called Waste Crime –…