Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Eric-Albertsen-Buys-Television-27MZIFLKPGAW.htmlConceptually similarEric Albertsen Buys TelevisionGP01QMBCompleted★★★★Eric Albertsen with TelevisionGP01QMACompleted★★★★Eric Albertsen with TelevisionGP01QMTCompleted★★★★Electronic Goods in Alaba International MarketGP01QMPCompleted★★★★Identifying TelevisionGP01QMECompleted★★★★Identifying TelevisionGP01QMDCompleted★★★★Eric Albertsen Uses Tracking DeviceGP01QMCCompleted★★★★Local Man Carries TVGP01QMSCompleted★★★★Unloading Electronic Goods from Container GP01QM3Completed★★★★View AllGP01QMQEric Albertsen Buys TelevisionA TV is carried by a local man for Greenpeace activist Eric Albertsen (left) through the Alaba International Market, one of the largest markets for electronic goods in West Africa. Albertsen has just bought a TV for N15.000. Weeks before, Greenpeace gave the same television to engineers who dismantled it and discreetly installed a tracking device within the casing. The device was used to track the TV from the UK to Lagos, Africa. It will now return as evidence of exporters breaching the law.Locations:Africa-Lagos-Nigeria-Western AfricaDate:16 Nov, 2008Credit:© Greenpeace / Kristian BuusMaximum size:3471px X 5200pxKeywords:Day-Electronic waste-Electronics-Greenpeace activists-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-Outdoors-Small group of people-Televisions (TVs)-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.