Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/The-Water-in-the-Lyari-River-is-Pitch-Black-27MZIFL68686.htmlConceptually similarTeenager has Black Hands from Burning E-Waste in KarachiGP01J9PCompleted★★★★Ilyas Works in the Riverbed Burning off E-WasteGP01J9ACompleted★★★★ Wires and Cables are Brought to the Lyari River Before Being Set AlightGP01J9ICompleted★★★★Burning E-Waste Next to The New Lyari Express Way in KarachiGP01J8VCompleted★★★★The New Lyari Express Way in KarachiGP01J9MCompleted★★★★Piles of Garbage are Set Alight to Burn off PlasticsGP01J98Completed★★★★Circuit Boards Wait to be Dismantled to Reclaim the MetalsGP01J9LCompleted★★★★Circuit Boards are Dismantled to Reclaim the MetalsGP01J9GCompleted★★★★Omar Sharif and Asad Ali Collect E-WasteGP01J9BCompleted★★★★View AllGP01J8YThe Water in the Lyari River is Pitch BlackThe Lyari river connects to the Arabian Sea. Waste of all sorts is dumped straight into the water. The water is pitch black. Many people burn e-waste in the river bed to reclaim the metals. Locations:Asia-Karachi-Lyari-PakistanDate:14 Aug, 2008Credit:© Robert Knoth / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4500px X 4500pxKeywords:Electronic waste-Electronics-KWCI (GPI)-Poverty-River pollution-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.