Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/-Iqbal-Hussein-Burns-off-E-Waste-27MZIFL68QFM.htmlConceptually similarDense smoke from Burning E-Waste in the Lyari AreaGP01J94Completed★★★★★★Ilyas Works in the Riverbed Burning off E-WasteGP01J9ACompleted★★★★Teenager has Black Hands from Burning E-Waste in KarachiGP01J9PCompleted★★★★Omar Sharif and Asad Ali Collect E-WasteGP01J9BCompleted★★★★Omar Sharif and Asad Ali Work for a Scrap YardGP01J9DCompleted★★★★ Wires and Cables are Brought to the Lyari River Before Being Set AlightGP01J9ICompleted★★★★Abu Bakr and Asad Ali Work in a Scrap Yard with Plastics and E-WasteGP01J9ECompleted★★★★Piles of Garbage are Set Alight to Burn off PlasticsGP01J98Completed★★★★Haj Bahir Burn Plastics off Wires and CablesGP01J8UCompleted★★★★View AllGP01J90 Iqbal Hussein Burns off E-WasteWaste is burnt off throughout every day and every night. Dense smoke is a constant feature of the Lyari area. Iqbal Hussein (20) makes sure the fire burns off all the plastic.Locations:Asia-Karachi-Lyari-PakistanDate:14 Aug, 2008Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4500px X 4500pxKeywords:Electronic waste-Electronics-Fires-KWCI (GPI)-Poverty-Shanty towns-Toxics (campaign title)-Waste disposalShoot:Toxics E-Waste Documentation in PakistanIn the Karachi district of Lyari, hundreds of workers, including teenage children, earn their livelihoods by dismantling electronic scrap and extracting valuable components such as copper to sell. This is an insight into the personal cost of e-waste. Thousands of tons of e-waste such as discarded PCs, mobile phones and TVs, are dumped in Africa and Asia every year. Greenpeace research shows that some of this waste is exported from Europe to Pakistan.