Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Piles-of-Garbage-are-Set-Alight-to-Burn-off-Plastics-27MZIFL68KAY.htmlConceptually similar Wires and Cables are Brought to the Lyari River Before Being Set AlightGP01J9ICompleted★★★★ Iqbal Hussein Burns off E-WasteGP01J90Completed★★★★Piles of Plastic, Monitors and Other Electronic WasteGP01J99Completed★★★★★★Circuit Boards Wait to be Dismantled to Reclaim the MetalsGP01J9LCompleted★★★★Circuit Boards are Dismantled to Reclaim the MetalsGP01J9GCompleted★★★★Ilyas Works in the Riverbed Burning off E-WasteGP01J9ACompleted★★★★Teenager has Black Hands from Burning E-Waste in KarachiGP01J9PCompleted★★★★Omar Sharif and Asad Ali Collect E-WasteGP01J9BCompleted★★★★Omar Sharif and Asad Ali Work for a Scrap YardGP01J9DCompleted★★★★View AllGP01J98Piles of Garbage are Set Alight to Burn off PlasticsIn the middle of a residential area, large piles of garbage are set alight to burn off plastics and to reclaim whatever metal is still there. During the night, fires are lit in the neighbourhood. They often get out of control, destroying houses and shops. Locations:Asia-Karachi-Lyari-PakistanDate:14 Aug, 2008Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4500px X 4500pxKeywords:Electronic waste-Electronics-KWCI (GPI)-Pollution-Poverty-Shanty towns-Toxics (campaign title)-Waste disposalShoot:Toxics E-Waste Documentation in PakistanIn the Karachi district of Lyari, hundreds of workers, including teenage children, earn their livelihoods by dismantling electronic scrap and extracting valuable components such as copper to sell. This is an insight into the personal cost of e-waste. Thousands of tons of e-waste such as discarded PCs, mobile phones and TVs, are dumped in Africa and Asia every year. Greenpeace research shows that some of this waste is exported from Europe to Pakistan.