Benjamin Von Wong is a conceptual artist who created a photo series using over 1.8 tonnes of electronics—the approximate amount one person goes through during their lifetime.
In 2014, about 41.8 million tonnes of e-waste was generated worldwide. Electronics is one of the fastest growing categories in the municipal solid waste stream, which is especially problematic since almost all e-waste is recyclable.
Von Wong wanted to reveal the magnitude of the issue by creating eye-catching textured landscapes out of electronics. The artist partnered with Dell, which boasts the world’s largest global recycling program.
This isn’t the first time the multinational computer company’s collaborated with an artist to bring attention to e-waste. Last year, it worked with a designer to create jewellery made with gold salvaged from computers.
Dell allowed Von Wong to borrow the electronics needed for the photoshoots. 50 volunteers worked over the