Techno Trash 2F00

A collection of what is techn-trash: what it is, where it comes from, where it goes and how to recycle it.
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© Pieter Hugo, 2010, Ghana    Hugo’s latest book, Permanent Error, pictures Agbogbloshie, a Ghanaian dumping ground for global electronic waste and home to slum-dwellers willing to endanger their health burning the techno-trash to harvest precious metals.    When Hugo asked the inhabitants what they called the pit where the burning takes place, they repeatedly responded: “For this place, we have no name”. #pieterhugo #ghana #waste

Pieter Hugo Abdulai Yahaya, Agbogbloshie Market, Accra 2009 – 2010 From the series Permanent Error © Courtesy of Stevenson Gallery, Kaapstad / Yossi Milo, New York

"Ignorance is bliss" seemed to be a key theme in dealing with our technological waste, along with "out of sight, out of mind." Here is a picture of a girl who suffers with the choices that we make here in the developed world, by constantly consuming with disregard for the waste that we are creating. This girl now has to suffer due to the poor choices that we have made in regards to "techno-trash"

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Likely the simplest way to rid your personal space of accumulating techno-trash is to take advantage of your municipality's electronic waste recycling/disposal program.  This pin is from the City of Vaughan web-site.  It outlines what items are appropriate for drop off, the number of items allowed per visit, and of course the location of the drop-off center.

York Region's Electronic and Electrical Waste Recycling Depot

How many of us have a spare room, garage or basement filled with obsolete technology. It doesn't look broken or worn out so we become cautious about getting rid of it. Then, where is it supposed to go?  Also, what about all of the information stored on these devices? We need to remove that first, then find a place to put the technology. It’s the start of a new obsession, technology hoarding. Eventually there will be a storage wars called techno-trash! Do I hear 5 dollars?

How many of us have a spare room, garage or basement filled with obsolete technology. It doesn't look broken or worn out so we become cautious about getting rid of it. Then, where is it supposed to go? Also, what about all of the information stored on these devices? We need to remove that first, then find a place to put the technology. It’s the start of a new obsession, technology hoarding. Eventually there will be a storage wars called techno-trash! Do I hear 5 dollars?

My blog on my personal experiences with techno-trash- enjoy

Techno-Trash

My blog on my personal experiences with techno-trash- enjoy

There was nothing wrong with the 3GS except it's smashed screen- yet it was replaced.

There was nothing wrong with the except it's smashed screen- yet it was replaced.

People replace purely based on a screen being smashed- We need to open our eyes and find ways that everyone knows about to fix instead of replace.

People replace purely based on a screen being smashed- We need to open our eyes and find ways that everyone knows about to fix instead of replace.

mobile services to help recycle your techno trash

mobile services to help recycle your techno trash

Toronto Consumer Goods and Services - 7 Items You Didn't Know You Could Recycle

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