Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Technician-in-Alaba-International-Market-27MZIFLKL2Y5.htmlConceptually similarTV Repairman in Alaba International MarketGP01QKYCompleted★★★★TV Repairman in Alaba International MarketGP01QKXCompleted★★★★Electronic Goods in Alaba International MarketGP01QLLCompleted★★★★Stan Vincent in Alaba International MarketGP01QLJCompleted★★★★Electronic Goods in Alaba International MarketGP01QKPCompleted★★★★Unloading Electronic Goods from Container GP01QKRCompleted★★★★Electronic Goods in Alaba International MarketGP01QKVCompleted★★★★Electronic Goods in Alaba International MarketGP01QLECompleted★★★★Alaba International MarketGP01QLRCompleted★★★★View AllGP01QLKTechnician in Alaba International MarketA technician at Alaba International Market stands in his stall filled with electronic goods. His specialty is DVD players. Alaba International Market is one of the largest markets for electronic goods in West Africa. Old and broken electronic goods such as TVs and computers come in to the market via Lagos harbour from the US, Western Europe and China.Locations:Africa-Lagos-Nigeria-Western AfricaDate:16 Nov, 2008Credit:© Greenpeace / Kristian BuusMaximum size:5200px X 3467pxKeywords:Electronic waste-Electronic waste workers-Electronics-Eye contact-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-One person-Portraits-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.