Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Burning-E-Waste-Next-to-The-New-Lyari-Express-Way-in-Karachi-27MZIFL688JJ.htmlConceptually similarThe New Lyari Express Way in KarachiGP01J9MCompleted★★★★The Lyari Riverbed is Used as a Garbage DumpGP01J8XCompleted★★★★Zaboor Khan Separating E-Waste in his WorkshopGP01J8ZCompleted★★★★★★Zaboor Khan in His Workshop with E-WasteGP01J9NCompleted★★★★Ilyas Works in the Riverbed Burning off E-WasteGP01J9ACompleted★★★★Bags of Plastic Waste Wait to be Bleached in KarachiGP01J9RCompleted★★★★A Plastic Shredding Machine in a WorkshopGP01J97Completed★★★★Child Sifts Through Dirt in KarachiGP01J9QCompleted★★★★Teenager has Black Hands from Burning E-Waste in KarachiGP01J9PCompleted★★★★View AllGP01J8VBurning E-Waste Next to The New Lyari Express Way in KarachiThe new Lyari Express Way bisects Lyari, one of the poorest areas of Karachi. Here most of the e-waste and other waste is recycled and burned to reclaim metals. Pathan and Afghan migrants have moved here looking for work. The handling of waste happens against a backdrop of illiteracy, poverty and a lack of education, health care and sustainable jobs. The district is notorious for gang warfare.Locations:Asia-Karachi-Lyari-PakistanDate:14 Aug, 2008Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4500px X 4500pxKeywords:Electronic waste-Electronics-KWCI (GPI)-Pollution-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.