Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Olusosum-Dump-Site-27MZIFLKLSDR.htmlConceptually similarOlusosum Dump SiteGP01QMHCompleted★★★★★★Olusosum Dump SiteGP01QKICompleted★★★★Olusosum Dump SiteGP01QKLCompleted★★★★Olusosum Dump SiteGP01QKMCompleted★★★★★★Olusosum Dump SiteGP01QKNCompleted★★★★Olusosum Dump SiteGP01QLWCompleted★★★★Olusosum Dump SiteGP01QLYCompleted★★★★Olusosum Dump SiteGP01QM0Completed★★★★Olusosum Dump SiteGP01QKHCompleted★★★★View AllGP01QKSOlusosum Dump SiteA man carries a rusted piece of metal through the Olusosum dump site. The site is government run by the agency Lagos Waste Management Authority ( LAWMA ) and is one of 6 sites taking in general waste from all over Lagos. E-waste is not allowed on site, but some does appear from the general waste collected. Local people are making a living out of sifting through the rubbish and selling their collections for recycling. Some of the people live on site, too poor to pay for accommodation elsewhere.Locations:Africa-Lagos-Nigeria-Western AfricaDate:16 Nov, 2008Credit:© Greenpeace / Kristian BuusMaximum size:3467px X 5200pxKeywords:Day-Dumps-Electronic waste-Electronics-KWCI (GPI)-Land dumping-Local population-Men-Metals-Outdoors-Rubbish-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.