Thursday, April 23, 2015

Where your computer goes to die: Shocking pictures of the toxic 'electronic graveyards' in Africa where the West dumps its old PCs, laptops, microwaves, fridges and phones

  • New report says 41 million metric tonnes of electronic waste worth a staggering £34billion was discarded in 2014
  • Countries illegally export 'millions of tonnes' of e-waste annually to African nations like Ghana, campaigners say
  • Shocking photographs from its capital Accra show thousands of discarded appliances in huge, filthy landfill sites
  • Some contain toxic materials like lead and mercury which damage environment and people sifting through them 
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