Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Shajawal--Works-in-a-Plastics-Scrap-Yard-27MZIFL6576G.htmlConceptually similarAbu Bakr and Asad Ali Work in a Scrap Yard with Plastics and E-WasteGP01J9ECompleted★★★★Omar Sharif and Asad Ali Collect E-WasteGP01J9BCompleted★★★★Omar Sharif and Asad Ali Work for a Scrap YardGP01J9DCompleted★★★★Babul Lalu and Tariq Aziz from KarachiGP01J9HCompleted★★★★Gold Smelter Mohammed FahimGP01J9KCompleted★★★★A Printer Waits to be Shredded in a Scrap YardGP01J96Completed★★★★Ghafoor Ibrahim at a Scrap Yard Near the Lyari RiverGP01J95Completed★★★★Ilyas Works in the Riverbed Burning off E-WasteGP01J9ACompleted★★★★Teenager has Black Hands from Burning E-Waste in KarachiGP01J9PCompleted★★★★View AllGP01J9TShajawal Works in a Plastics Scrap YardShajawal (17) has been working for three years in the scrap yard. He earns two to three thousand rupees a month and works from eight in the morning till seven in the evening. He left school after second grade because the teachers beat him. He says he now realises he should have stayed in school. He feels he has no other options.Locations:Asia-Karachi-Lyari-PakistanDate:14 Aug, 2008Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4500px X 4500pxKeywords:Electronic waste-Electronics-KWCI (GPI)-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.