Electronic Waste: The Case of Agbogbloshie, Ghana
Welcome to Agbogbloshie, international dumping ground. Located in Accra, the capital of Ghana, and home to some 40,000 people, Agbogbloshie imports some 215,000 tons of used electronics, mostly from Western Europe. Here, workers, most between the ages of 10 and 30, sort through refuse in search of valuable materials with their bare hands.
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