Weaving Electronic Waste

It is estimated that in the first half of 2019, 37,000 tonnes of e-waste was imported to Thailand.

More still is believed to have been imported illegally and the processing of this waste has become unmanageable and unregulated. One particularly harmful practice is the burning of insulated wires, where the plastic casing is burnt away from the copper in order for the latter to be recycled. This process releases carcinogens and toxins into the air and ground, posing a threat to locals and wildlife. Weaving Electronic Waste uses traditional craft to propose alternative uses for e-waste streams in Thailand, using the two elements of insulated wire to create a comfortable and fully recycled seat.

Chiang Mai University


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