Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/-Wires-and-Cables-are-Brought-to-the-Lyari-River-Before-Being-Set-Alight-27MZIFL68OYA.htmlConceptually similarA Printer Waits to be Shredded in a Scrap YardGP01J96Completed★★★★Ghafoor Ibrahim at a Scrap Yard Near the Lyari RiverGP01J95Completed★★★★Piles of Garbage are Set Alight to Burn off PlasticsGP01J98Completed★★★★Ilyas Works in the Riverbed Burning off E-WasteGP01J9ACompleted★★★★Teenager has Black Hands from Burning E-Waste in KarachiGP01J9PCompleted★★★★Ehsam Emad and Wasim Khan Collect Metals Near the Lyari River.GP01J8WCompleted★★★★A Plastic Shredding Machine in a WorkshopGP01J97Completed★★★★Omar Sahrif Works with E-WasteGP01J92Completed★★★★★★Child Sifts Through Dirt in KarachiGP01J9QCompleted★★★★View AllGP01J9I Wires and Cables are Brought to the Lyari River Before Being Set AlightAfter dismantling and separating e-waste, the wires and cables remaining are brought to the Lyari river and set alight. After the plastic is burnt off, the metals are reclaimed.Locations:Asia-Karachi-Lyari-PakistanDate:14 Aug, 2008Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4500px X 4500pxKeywords:Electronic waste-Electronics-KWCI (GPI)-Plastics-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.