Il villaggio cinese dove vengono scaricati milioni di elettrodomestici ogni giorno

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In Cina oltre 100 milioni di computer, 40 milioni di televisori, 20 milioni di condizionatori d’aria e 10 milioni di frigoriferi vengono scartati ogni anno. La maggior parte dei rifiuti elettronici di Pechino finiscono a Dongxiaokou, dove gli abitanti locali rivendono le parti reciclabili per poter campare. Il fotografo Kim Kyung-Hoon ha recentemente documentato quel che succede ogni giorno in questo posto dimenticato da tutti.

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