Our computers and smartphones have a short life, but what happens to them once they are discarded? Recycling these devices has become a real industry; with copper and gold people can make a living by dismantling them and selling every part and particle of value. In Nigeria, India, Pakistan and China, Stanley Greene has recorded the appalling conditions of the recyclers. Your telephone will never look the same to you after you have seen this reportage.
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