Electronic wastes on the rise

  • Electronic waste is mounded on the side of Islambag’s Sadarghat dam road. The scraps are piled up in huge amounts at locations like this once the usable parts are separated from defunct machinery. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Electronic waste is mounded on the side of Islambag’s Sadarghat dam road. The scraps are piled up in huge amounts at locations like this once the usable parts are separated from defunct machinery. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Electronic waste is mounded on the side of Islambag’s Sadarghat dam road. The scraps are piled up in huge amounts at locations like this once the usable parts are separated from defunct machinery. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Electronic waste is mounded on the side of Islambag’s Sadarghat dam road. The scraps are piled up in huge amounts at locations like this once the usable parts are separated from defunct machinery. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Electronic waste is mounded on the side of Islambag’s Sadarghat dam road. The scraps are piled up in huge amounts at locations like this once the usable parts are separated from defunct machinery. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Electronic waste is mounded on the side of Islambag’s Sadarghat dam road. The scraps are piled up in huge amounts at locations like this once the usable parts are separated from defunct machinery. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Moktar Ahmed, a worker at a store for used electronic products, is separating the wires from rubber coats after collecting them from Islambag 's Sadarghat dam road. Moktar says the rubber will be used to make shoes or flip-flops while the metallic wire will be melted down for other uses. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Moktar Ahmed, a worker at a store for used electronic products, is separating the wires from rubber coats after collecting them from Islambag 's Sadarghat dam road. Moktar says the rubber will be used to make shoes or flip-flops while the metallic wire will be melted down for other uses. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Electronic waste is mounded on the side of Islambag’s Sadarghat dam road. The scraps are piled up in huge amounts at locations like this once the usable parts are separated from defunct machinery. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Electronic waste is mounded on the side of Islambag’s Sadarghat dam road. The scraps are piled up in huge amounts at locations like this once the usable parts are separated from defunct machinery. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Moktar Ahmed, a worker at a store for used electronic products, is separating the wires from rubber coats after collecting them from Islambag 's Sadarghat dam road. Moktar says the rubber will be used to make shoes or flip-flops while the metallic wire will be melted down for other uses. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Moktar Ahmed, a worker at a store for used electronic products, is separating the wires from rubber coats after collecting them from Islambag 's Sadarghat dam road. Moktar says the rubber will be used to make shoes or flip-flops while the metallic wire will be melted down for other uses. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Electronic waste is mounded on the side of Hazaribagh’s Sadarghat dam road. The scraps are piled up in huge amounts at locations like this once the usable parts are separated from defunct machinery. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Electronic waste is mounded on the side of Hazaribagh’s Sadarghat dam road. The scraps are piled up in huge amounts at locations like this once the usable parts are separated from defunct machinery. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Workers at a store for used electronic goods in Old Dhaka’s Nimtali are sifting through discarded equipment in search of parts they can use. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Workers at a store for used electronic goods in Old Dhaka’s Nimtali are sifting through discarded equipment in search of parts they can use. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Workers at a store for used electronic goods in Old Dhaka’s Nimtali are sifting through discarded equipment in search of parts they can use. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Workers at a store for used electronic goods in Old Dhaka’s Nimtali are sifting through discarded equipment in search of parts they can use. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Workers at a store for used electronic goods in Old Dhaka’s Nimtali are sifting through discarded equipment in search of parts they can use. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Workers at a store for used electronic goods in Old Dhaka’s Nimtali are sifting through discarded equipment in search of parts they can use. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Workers at a store for used electronic goods in Old Dhaka’s Nimtali are sifting through discarded equipment in search of parts they can use. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Workers at a store for used electronic goods in Old Dhaka’s Nimtali are sifting through discarded equipment in search of parts they can use. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Stores in Old Dhaka’s Nimtali produce and dispose of a slew of electronic waste everyday, raising the risks of environmental degradation in the process. Photo taken on Jun 05, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Stores in Old Dhaka’s Nimtali produce and dispose of a slew of electronic waste everyday, raising the risks of environmental degradation in the process. Photo taken on Jun 05, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Stores in Old Dhaka’s Nimtali produce and dispose of a slew of electronic waste everyday, raising the risks of environmental degradation in the process. Photo taken on Jun 05, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Stores in Old Dhaka’s Nimtali produce and dispose of a slew of electronic waste everyday, raising the risks of environmental degradation in the process. Photo taken on Jun 05, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Stores in Old Dhaka’s Nimtali produce and dispose of a slew of electronic waste everyday, raising the risks of environmental degradation in the process. Photo taken on Jun 05, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Stores in Old Dhaka’s Nimtali produce and dispose of a slew of electronic waste everyday, raising the risks of environmental degradation in the process. Photo taken on Jun 05, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Stores in Old Dhaka’s Nimtali produce and dispose of a slew of electronic waste everyday, raising the risks of environmental degradation in the process. Photo taken on Jun 05, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Stores in Old Dhaka’s Nimtali produce and dispose of a slew of electronic waste everyday, raising the risks of environmental degradation in the process. Photo taken on Jun 05, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi