E-waste, Wasteland, Reuse, Future, Contamination, Agbogbloshie
The advent of hyper consumerism has led to the proliferation of electronic waste, or e-waste. Our constant cycle of demand, production, and disposal has had detrimental local impacts on developing countries. This thesis redefines Agdogbloshie's future after its demolition as the new testing ground for e-waste reuse, recycling and detoxification, utilizing plants with phytoremediation properties. As the desire for new products continues to grow, along with the rising of demand for sustainable energy equipment, the world needs to focus on utilizing all resources on hand. In the viable future where e-waste becomes the new gold, Agbogbloshie will transform from being the receiving end of discarded waste to the forefront of innovation and opportunity, extracting secondary raw materials and encapsulating the unrecycled hazards. The thesis seeks to investigate a hopeful future- a resting ground on a derelict site with the goal of preventing further contamination, neglect and lack of education on the dangers of informal e-waste recycling.
Lim, Tina and Yan, Jiuye, "CIRCUIT CITY: From Wasteland to iLand" (2022). Architecture Senior Theses. 527.
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