Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/The-Lyari-Riverbed--is-Used-as-a-Garbage-Dump-27MZIFL68MWS.htmlConceptually similarBurning E-Waste Next to The New Lyari Express Way in KarachiGP01J8VCompleted★★★★The New Lyari Express Way in KarachiGP01J9MCompleted★★★★Ilyas Works in the Riverbed Burning off E-WasteGP01J9ACompleted★★★★Teenager has Black Hands from Burning E-Waste in KarachiGP01J9PCompleted★★★★Dogs Looking for Food Around the Lyari Riverbed.GP01J9CCompleted★★★★Abu Bakr and Asad Ali Work in a Scrap Yard with Plastics and E-WasteGP01J9ECompleted★★★★Cows in the Polluted Lyari RiverGP01J93Completed★★★★Zaboor Khan Separating E-Waste in his WorkshopGP01J8ZCompleted★★★★★★Zaboor Khan in His Workshop with E-WasteGP01J9NCompleted★★★★View AllGP01J8XThe Lyari Riverbed is Used as a Garbage DumpThe Lyari riverbed is used as a garbage dump and a place to burn waste. Afghan refugees are using magnets to find the last scraps of metals.Locations:Asia-Karachi-Lyari-PakistanDate:14 Aug, 2008Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4500px X 4500pxKeywords:Electronic waste-Electronic waste workers-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.