Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Electronic-Goods-in-Alaba-International-Market-27MZIFLKTYOI.htmlConceptually similarUnloading Electronic Goods from Container GP01QM3Completed★★★★Unloading Electronic Goods from Container GP01QM4Completed★★★★Unloading Electronic Goods from Container GP01QM5Completed★★★★Electronic Goods in Alaba International MarketGP01QM8Completed★★★★Vendor with Electronic GoodsGP01QM6Completed★★★★Local Man Carries TVGP01QMSCompleted★★★★Eric Albertsen with TelevisionGP01QMTCompleted★★★★Identifying TelevisionGP01QMDCompleted★★★★Identifying TelevisionGP01QMECompleted★★★★View AllGP01QM7Electronic Goods in Alaba International MarketTelevisions unloaded from container 4629416 from the UK include a TV tracked by Greenpeace to Alaba International Market, one of the largest markets for electronic goods in West Africa. Greenpeace gave the television to engineers who dismantled it and discreetly installed the tracking device within the casing. Some of these televisions carry stickers indicating they have been tested in the UK before being shipped to Nigeria, but most of the second hand sets do not carry the sticker.Locations:Africa-Lagos-Nigeria-Western AfricaDate:16 Nov, 2008Credit:© Greenpeace / Kristian BuusMaximum size:5200px X 3467pxKeywords:Day-Electronic waste-Electronics-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Stickers-Televisions (TVs)-Toxic waste-Toxics (campaign title)-TransportationShoot: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.