Skeletons of televisions, irons and computers show the scale of waste produced from modern lifestyles, where persistent demand for new electronics, coupled with their short lifespans has led to an entire industry just to deal with the resulting waste. This image taps into the dislike that most have for waste, and may help to connect individual actions (e.g. buying new products) to wider consequences.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Burning of computer wire and parts to recover copper and other metals in Accra, Ghana. The computers are shipped here from Europe and the USA and some are reused but majority are dumped in Ghana. Poor workers often from the northern poorer region of Ghana do the work and sell the copper to buyers who send the copper to China or India.