Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/-Wires-and-Cables-are-Brought-to-the-Lyari-River-Before-Being-Set-Alight-27MZIFL68OYA.htmlConceptually similarPiles of Garbage are Set Alight to Burn off PlasticsGP01J98Completed★★★★A Printer Waits to be Shredded in a Scrap YardGP01J96Completed★★★★Ilyas Works in the Riverbed Burning off E-WasteGP01J9ACompleted★★★★Ghafoor Ibrahim at a Scrap Yard Near the Lyari RiverGP01J95Completed★★★★Teenager has Black Hands from Burning E-Waste in KarachiGP01J9PCompleted★★★★Child Sifts Through Dirt in KarachiGP01J9QCompleted★★★★Babul Lalu and Tariq Aziz from KarachiGP01J9HCompleted★★★★Omar Sahrif Works with E-WasteGP01J92Completed★★★★★★Omar Sharif and Asad Ali Collect E-WasteGP01J9BCompleted★★★★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.