Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Abu-Bakr-and-Asad-Ali-Work-in-a-Scrap-Yard-with-Plastics-and-E-Waste-27MZIFL68GU3.htmlConceptually similarOmar Sharif and Asad Ali Collect E-WasteGP01J9BCompleted★★★★Omar Sharif and Asad Ali Work for a Scrap YardGP01J9DCompleted★★★★Shajawal Works in a Plastics Scrap YardGP01J9TCompleted★★★★★★A Printer Waits to be Shredded in a Scrap YardGP01J96Completed★★★★Ghafoor Ibrahim at a Scrap Yard Near the Lyari RiverGP01J95Completed★★★★Child Sifts Through Dirt in KarachiGP01J9QCompleted★★★★ Wires and Cables are Brought to the Lyari River Before Being Set AlightGP01J9ICompleted★★★★The Lyari Riverbed is Used as a Garbage DumpGP01J8XCompleted★★★★Bags of Plastic Waste Wait to be Bleached in KarachiGP01J9RCompleted★★★★View AllGP01J9EAbu Bakr and Asad Ali Work in a Scrap Yard with Plastics and E-WasteAbu Bakr (12) and Asad Ali (14) working in a scrap yard with plastic and e-waste. They collect and burn off waste in the riverbed. Abu Bakr says this is the only job he can get because he is poor. Locations:Asia-Karachi-Lyari-PakistanDate:14 Aug, 2008Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4500px X 4500pxRestrictions:No FundraisingKeywords:Children-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.