Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Unloading-Electronic-Goods-from-Container--27MZIFLKTJ8R.htmlConceptually similarChecking for Updates on Tracking SystemGP01QKCCompleted★★★★Electronic Goods in Alaba International MarketGP01QM7Completed★★★★Checking for Updates on Tracking SystemGP01QMLCompleted★★★★Checking for Updates on Tracking SystemGP01QM1Completed★★★★Receipt for TelevisionGP01QMRCompleted★★★★Eric Albertsen with TelevisionGP01QMACompleted★★★★Local Man Carries TVGP01QMSCompleted★★★★Electronic Goods in Alaba International MarketGP01QMPCompleted★★★★Unloading Electronic Goods from Container GP01QM3Completed★★★★View AllGP01QM9Unloading Electronic Goods from Container A television which was tracked by Greenpeace has been located amongst hundreds of other second hand TVs and Olayemi and his brother Kehinde, who work for Greenpeace, carry the television away. These televisions come from container 4629416 from the UK. Greenpeace gave a television to engineers who dismantled it and discreetly installed the tracking device within the casing. The device gives regular updates of position, and was used to track the TV from the UK to Africa.Locations:Africa-Lagos-Nigeria-Western AfricaDate:16 Nov, 2008Credit:© Greenpeace / Kristian BuusMaximum size:5200px X 3467pxKeywords:Day-Electronic waste-Electronics-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-Outdoors-Small group of people-Televisions (TVs)-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.