In Italy in 2010 were produced 32.5 million tons of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW). It is estimated that a significant proportion of bulky waste abandoned is still “working” and usable by many people. A more correct use of these habits and organization of a collection would lead to recycle a large amount of these materials with enormous cost benefits and economy of certain social groups.
Alessandro Beneforti research and shooting with the self-timer scenes more bizarre encounters and interacts with objects abandoned on the sides of bins recreating real situations (and surreal) and discovering the functionality never lost many pieces abandoned.
Its stock is largely furnished with objects found near the dumpsters and along the roads and often there are surprises to discover still working televisions, hi-fi systems, stoves and other technological objects.
His photographic work plays with the irony of using a sensitive topic that embraces many aspects and wants to be an opportunity and an incentive to try to raise awareness on the correct use of the materials that we want to leave. The project images are alternated with panoramic photos of the island of Elba.
The number of landfills for non-hazardous waste disposed RU who, in 2010, amounted to 211. Of these 85 landfills are located in Northern Italy, 46 in the Centre and 80 in the South. These include waste from electrical and electronic equipment and bulky waste and are often found at the side of the bins because of the large size or to the wild abandon and uncontrolled by the citizens. The Italian Consortium for the Recovery and Recycling of Appliances, in 2012 treated, throughout Italy, about 71,800 tons of refrigerators, air conditioners, water heaters, washing machines, dishwashers, ovens and hoods.
The images are made to the island of Elba between 2010 and 2013.