Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Circuit-Boards-are-Dismantled-to-Reclaim-the-Metals-27MZIFL683OT.htmlConceptually similarCircuit Boards Wait to be Dismantled to Reclaim the MetalsGP01J9LCompleted★★★★Ilyas Works in the Riverbed Burning off E-WasteGP01J9ACompleted★★★★Teenager has Black Hands from Burning E-Waste in KarachiGP01J9PCompleted★★★★ Wires and Cables are Brought to the Lyari River Before Being Set AlightGP01J9ICompleted★★★★Burning E-Waste Next to The New Lyari Express Way in KarachiGP01J8VCompleted★★★★The New Lyari Express Way in KarachiGP01J9MCompleted★★★★Circuit Boards in Zaboor Khan's Workshop.GP01J9OCompleted★★★★A Printer Waits to be Shredded in a Scrap YardGP01J96Completed★★★★Ghafoor Ibrahim at a Scrap Yard Near the Lyari RiverGP01J95Completed★★★★View AllGP01J9GCircuit Boards are Dismantled to Reclaim the MetalsCircuit boards are dismantled to reclaim the metals. Large piles of circuit boards are found spread throughout the area.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.