Where E-Waste Goes to Die


Wed, Feb 17th, 2010 10:18 by capnasty NEWS

The suburbs of Agbogbloshie in Ghana's capital, Accra, has in recent years become a dumping ground for computers and electronic waste from Europe and the US. Hundreds of tons of e-waste end up here every month as countries in the West attempt to unload their ever increasing stockpiles of toxic junk. The computers' final resting place is a dump where they're broken apart, mostly by children, to salvage the copper, hard drives and other components that can be sold, causing unspeakable damage to humans and environment.



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