Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/A-Plastic-Shredding-Machine-in-a-Workshop-27MZIFL68DGL.htmlConceptually similarPiles of Plastic, Monitors and Other Electronic WasteGP01J99Completed★★★★★★A Printer Waits to be Shredded in a Scrap YardGP01J96Completed★★★★Ghafoor Ibrahim at a Scrap Yard Near the Lyari RiverGP01J95Completed★★★★Zaboor Khan Separating E-Waste in his WorkshopGP01J8ZCompleted★★★★★★Bags of Plastic Waste Wait to be Bleached in KarachiGP01J9RCompleted★★★★Zaboor Khan in His Workshop with E-WasteGP01J9NCompleted★★★★ 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★★★★Ilyas Works in the Riverbed Burning off E-WasteGP01J9ACompleted★★★★View AllGP01J97A Plastic Shredding Machine in a WorkshopA plastic shredding machine in a workshop along the Lyari river. Here computer monitors and other plastics are crushed and cut, says the manager Inaamullah Bhatti. Locations:Asia-Karachi-Lyari-PakistanDate:14 Aug, 2008Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4500px X 4500pxKeywords:Electronic waste-Electronics-KWCI (GPI)-Machinery-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.