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Collection: Toxics E-Waste Documentation in Ghana (photos & videos)

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Greenpeace visits Ghana to investigate workplace contamination from e-waste recycling and disposal in the country and uncovers evidence that e-waste is being exported, often illegally, to Ghana from Europe and the US. The majority of second-hand electrical goods that are exported to Ghana from developed countries are beyond repair and are either dumped or "recycled" in a crude fashion. In the yards, unprotected workers, many of them children, dismantle computers and TVs with little more then stones in search of metals that can be sold. The remaining plastic, cables and casing is either burnt or simply dumped. Some of the samples tested by Greenpeace contained toxic metals including lead in quantities as much as one hundred times above background levels. Other chemicals such as phthalates, some of which are known to interfere with sexual reproduction, were found in most of the samples tested. One sample also contained a high level of chlorinated dioxins, known to promote cancer. Greenpeace is campaigning to pressurize the producers of electronic goods to remove the hazardous chemicals from their goods and to become more responsible for end-of-life products.
Breaking Electrical Components
12 Apr, 2008
Breaking Electrical Components
Burning Electrical Components
7 Apr, 2008
Burning Electrical Components
Discarded Electronic Products
7 Apr, 2008
Discarded Electronic Products
Dr. Kevin Brigden Sampling
9 Apr, 2008
Dr. Kevin Brigden Sampling
Ghana E-Waste VNR - English Version
1 Apr, 2008
Ghana E-Waste VNR - English Version
Kevin Brigden Soundbite
9 Apr, 2008
Kevin Brigden Soundbite
Kim Schoppink Soundbites
1 Apr, 2008
Kim Schoppink Soundbites
Mike Anane Soundbites
1 Apr, 2008
Mike Anane Soundbites
Mohammed Hassan Soundbites
1 Apr, 2008
Mohammed Hassan Soundbites
Playing Football
11 Apr, 2008
Playing Football
Second-hand Market and TV Repair Merchants
8 Apr, 2008
Second-hand Market and TV Repair Merchants
Unloading Electronic Waste
10 Apr, 2008
Unloading Electronic Waste
William Abaidoo Soundbite
9 Apr, 2008
William Abaidoo Soundbite
Burning Electronic Components in Ghana
9 Apr, 2008
Burning Electronic Components in Ghana
Computer and TV Monitor Casings in Ghana
9 Apr, 2008
Computer and TV Monitor Casings in Ghana
Reclaiming Metal Parts in Ghana
9 Apr, 2008
Reclaiming Metal Parts in Ghana
Monitor Casings in a Lagoon in Ghana
9 Apr, 2008
Monitor Casings in a Lagoon in Ghana
Carrying Copper Pipes in Ghana
7 Apr, 2008
Carrying Copper Pipes in Ghana
Discarded Electronic Product in Ghana
7 Apr, 2008
Discarded Electronic Product in Ghana
Breaking Electronic Components in Ghana
12 Apr, 2008
Breaking Electronic Components in Ghana
Breaking Electrical Components in Ghana
12 Apr, 2008
Breaking Electrical Components in Ghana
Copper from Electrical Components in Ghana
11 Apr, 2008
Copper from Electrical Components in Ghana
Burning Electrical Components in Ghana
11 Apr, 2008
Burning Electrical Components in Ghana
Boys with Electrical Cables in Ghana
11 Apr, 2008
Boys with Electrical Cables in Ghana
Restrictions apply
Boy Breaking Computer Components in Ghana
11 Apr, 2008
Boy Breaking Computer Components in Ghana
Restrictions apply
Young Manual Workers in Ghana
11 Apr, 2008
Young Manual Workers in Ghana
Restrictions apply
Cow Grazes in E-Waste Dump Site in Ghana
11 Apr, 2008
Cow Grazes in E-Waste Dump Site in Ghana
Video Recorders Parts in Ghana
11 Apr, 2008
Video Recorders Parts in Ghana
TV Parts Discarded in Ghana
11 Apr, 2008
TV Parts Discarded in Ghana
Environmental Journalist Mike Anane in Ghana
11 Apr, 2008
Environmental Journalist Mike Anane in Ghana
Environmental Journalist Mike Anane in Ghana
11 Apr, 2008
Environmental Journalist Mike Anane in Ghana
Computer Monitor Casings in Ghana
10 Apr, 2008
Computer Monitor Casings in Ghana
Discarded Keyboard in Ghana
10 Apr, 2008
Discarded Keyboard in Ghana
Unloading Electronic Waste in Ghana
10 Apr, 2008
Unloading Electronic Waste in Ghana
Burning Electrical Components in Ghana
9 Apr, 2008
Burning Electrical Components in Ghana
Bundle of Electronic Cables in Ghana
9 Apr, 2008
Bundle of Electronic Cables in Ghana
Playstation Controller in Ghanian Landfill
9 Apr, 2008
Playstation Controller in Ghanian Landfill
Discarded Television Casing in Ghana
9 Apr, 2008
Discarded Television Casing in Ghana
Burning Electrical Components in Ghana
9 Apr, 2008
Burning Electrical Components in Ghana
Boy with Copper Wiring in Ghana
9 Apr, 2008
Boy with Copper Wiring in Ghana
Dr Kevin Brigden Sampling in Ghana
9 Apr, 2008
Dr Kevin Brigden Sampling in Ghana
Monitor Casings in a Lagoon in Ghana
9 Apr, 2008
Monitor Casings in a Lagoon in Ghana
Computer Monitor Casing in Ghana
9 Apr, 2008
Computer Monitor Casing in Ghana
Filming an Interview in Ghana
9 Apr, 2008
Filming an Interview in Ghana
Computer Monitor Casings in Ghana
9 Apr, 2008
Computer Monitor Casings in Ghana
Children Burning Electrical Components in Ghana
7 Apr, 2008
Children Burning Electrical Components in Ghana
Livestock in E-Waste Dump Site in Ghana
9 Apr, 2008
Livestock in E-Waste Dump Site in Ghana
TV Repair Merchant in Ghana
8 Apr, 2008
TV Repair Merchant in Ghana
Electric Components in Ghana
8 Apr, 2008
Electric Components in Ghana
Burning Electrical Components in Ghana
7 Apr, 2008
Burning Electrical Components in Ghana
Burning Electrical Components in Ghana
7 Apr, 2008
Burning Electrical Components in Ghana
Worker's Hands in Ghana
12 Apr, 2008
Worker's Hands in Ghana
Carrying Electronic Cables in Ghana
12 Apr, 2008
Carrying Electronic Cables in Ghana
Rubbish and E-Waste in River in Ghana
11 Apr, 2008
Rubbish and E-Waste in River in Ghana
Locals Playing Football in Ghana
11 Apr, 2008
Locals Playing Football in Ghana
Playing Football in Ghana
11 Apr, 2008
Playing Football in Ghana
Playing Football in Ghana
11 Apr, 2008
Playing Football in Ghana
Unloading Shipping Containers in Ghana
10 Apr, 2008
Unloading Shipping Containers in Ghana
Burning Waste in Ghana
11 Apr, 2008
Burning Waste in Ghana
Burning Electronic Cables in Ghana
9 Apr, 2008
Burning Electronic Cables in Ghana
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