Étiqueté : Chine

Beijing Besieged by Waste (2012)

Documentary, 1h26 Summary In recent years, Beijing has experienced explosive economic growth, which has led to a massive boom in population, construction projects unprecedented in scale… and, in turn, a tremendous swell in the amount of garbage the city produces. Photographer and director Wang Jiu-liang spent two...

Plastic China (2016)

2016 ‧ Documentaire ‧ 1h 26m official website: https://www.plasticchina.org/ STORYLINE Newspaper articles on Prince William’s grand wedding is the magic cape for the kids; eye patches from the Qantas Airways is the protection mask for the workers; a Dutch SIM card brings in a message of “Welcome...

Waste and waste pickers a series articles in the Guardian

The Guardian has puslished several articles on Waste-pickers: in China : China: the secret lives of urban waste pickers series of pictures: The daily life of Shanghai’s waste pickers in Rio: Rio’s waste pickers: ‘People spat at us but now we’re at the Olympics’ Wastes: China’s booming...

CFP: The moving boundaries of recycling in and beyond China

The moving boundaries of recycling in and beyond China Recycling (understood here in a broad sense) played a key role in China’s economic development since the late 1970s. It has undergone major changes in recent years, the most significant of which are perhaps the advent of large-scale, registered market players and state...

Working on Progress by Yvan Schulz

Anthropology News Unauthorized Recyclers Keep Out Discussions on the fate of discarded electrical and electronic devices (DEEDs, or “e-waste”) and the configuration of the recycling sector in the Global South are riddled with the adjectives “formal” and “informal.” Scientists, engineers, corporate representatives, government officials, environmental activists and journalists...