Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Electronic-Goods-in-Alaba-International-Market-27MZIFLKLWS1.htmlConceptually similarElectronic Goods in Alaba International MarketGP01QKQCompleted★★★★Electronic Goods in Alaba International MarketGP01QLLCompleted★★★★TV Repairman in Alaba International MarketGP01QKYCompleted★★★★TV Repairman in Alaba International MarketGP01QKXCompleted★★★★Electronic Goods in Alaba International MarketGP01QKTCompleted★★★★Electronic Goods in Alaba International MarketGP01QLCCompleted★★★★Electronic Goods in Alaba International MarketGP01QLHCompleted★★★★★★Electronic Goods in Alaba International MarketGP01QLPCompleted★★★★Boy Carries TV CasingsGP01QKWCompleted★★★★View AllGP01QL1Electronic Goods in Alaba International MarketRooftops above the Alaba International Market, one of the largest markets for electronic goods in West Africa, are covered with TV aerials and old TV casings. A TV repair shop is below. Old and broken electronic goods such as TVs and computers come in to the market via Lagos harbour from the US, Western Europe and China.Locations:Africa-Lagos-Nigeria-Western AfricaDate:16 Nov, 2008Credit:© Greenpeace / Kristian BuusMaximum size:3308px X 4961pxKeywords:Buildings-Day-Electronic waste-Electronics-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-Roofs-Toxic waste-Toxics (campaign title)-Urban areasShoot: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.