Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Identifying-Television-27MZIFLKT394.htmlConceptually similarIdentifying TelevisionGP01QMECompleted★★★★Electronic Goods in Alaba International MarketGP01QMPCompleted★★★★Checking for Updates on Tracking SystemGP01QKCCompleted★★★★Receipt for TelevisionGP01QMRCompleted★★★★Eric Albertsen with TelevisionGP01QMACompleted★★★★Local Man Carries TVGP01QMSCompleted★★★★Electronic Goods in Alaba International MarketGP01QM7Completed★★★★Eric Albertsen with TelevisionGP01QMTCompleted★★★★Unloading Electronic Goods from Container GP01QM3Completed★★★★View AllGP01QMDIdentifying TelevisionStan Vincent checks the identification of a TV that Greenpeace has just purchased at the Alaba International Market, one of the largest markets for electronic goods in West Africa. 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:3467px X 5200pxKeywords:Computers-Electronic waste-Electronics-Greenpeace activists-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Laptops-Local population-Men-One person-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.