Our gadgets will outlive us. Artist Nathaniel Stern explores how.
We’re fondling our plastic straws goodbye. And many of us have started carrying around a trusty reusable bottle to cut down on our be required for expendable plastic bottles. But as we work on reducing our plastic consumption, we often lose sight of some of the most obvious forms of plastic we use daily: the tech designs that keep us tethered to the modern digital world. In 2018, an estimated 4 million mobile phones were sold every day–a figure which does not include telephones that were produced but unsold. Once you include phone charges, computers, and tablets, the scale of our engineering litter is astronomical. And since most of these products are encased in plastic, they’ll make hundreds of years to decompose.
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