The recycling industry struggles in response to the disposal of plastic throughout the world.
With the world drowning in plastic, the need for recycling is more acute than ever. But the industry that handles all that waste is on the verge of collapse.
Photojournalist Sebastian Meyer spent six days photographing the mines, the people and the cobalt.
Two-thirds of the world's cobalt, an essential ingredient in our smartphones and electric cars, comes from one of the planet's poorest countries. All too often it is mined by children.
Foreign investors are clamoring for Zambia's bounty of resources. But can Zambia's government — and its people — keep their rightful share?