Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Checking-for-Updates-on-Tracking-System-27MZIFLKT405.htmlConceptually similarChecking for Updates on Tracking SystemGP01QM1Completed★★★★Checking for Updates on Tracking SystemGP01QKCCompleted★★★★Eric Albertsen Uses Tracking DeviceGP01QMCCompleted★★★★Installation of Tracking DeviceGP01QMKCompleted★★★★Eric Albertsen Uses Tracking DeviceGP01QK7Completed★★★★Eric Albertsen Uses Tracking DeviceGP01QK8Completed★★★★Identifying TelevisionGP01QMDCompleted★★★★Identifying TelevisionGP01QMECompleted★★★★Receipt for TelevisionGP01QMRCompleted★★★★View AllGP01QMLChecking for Updates on Tracking SystemThe position of a Philips television which contains a tracking device is displayed on a computer screen. Greenpeace gave the television to engineers who dismantled it and discreetly installed the tracking device within the casing. The tracking equipment is a state-of-the-art system that operates on GPS, GSM and radio frequency. The device gives regular updates of position, and was used to track the TV from the UK to Africa.Locations:Africa-Lagos-Nigeria-Western AfricaDate:16 Nov, 2008Credit:© Greenpeace / Kristian BuusMaximum size:3168px X 2112pxKeywords:Computers-Electronic waste-Electronics-Global Positioning System Receiver (GPS)-Hands-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Toxic waste-Toxics (campaign title)Shoot:E-Waste Trail from UK to AfricaGreenpeace investigates illegal exports of electronic equipment from the United Kingdom to Africa, by tracking a TV-set originally delivered to a municipality-run collection point for discarded electronic products. The television was tracked and monitored by Greenpeace using a combination of GPS, GSM, and an onboard radiofrequency transmitter placed inside the TV-set. Using this sophisticated tracking equipment, Greenpeace was able to prove that rather than being recycled, it was being sent to Africa. Despite regulations which specify that electronic goods must be certified as working before it is exported, the television arrived in Lagos, Nigeria in container no 4629416, without any prior testing. Hampshire County Council and other municipalities have a duty to recycle all electronic equipment properly. Instead the electronic waste is clearly being exported to Africa, using a cheap and dirty disposal route.