Saturday, December 19, 2015

“Agbogbloshie, Ghana | December 19, 2015 Several young...

"Agbogbloshie, Ghana | December 19, 2015

Several young men take apart discarded printers - still filled with toner - breaking them into base components, hoping to find enough copper and aluminum to eke out a small profit in the mass dumping ground that is Agbogbloshie.
A wetland suburb of Accra, the area is home to a vast dumping ground and slum that stretches as far as the eye can see.
Once labeled the world's largest e-waste site - though since disputed - it is a hell on earth for poor migrant workers who toil in its toxic landscape - separating refuse from reusable metals - hoping to make a slim income to feed themselves each day.
While it's been disputed that western e-waste has made its way to Ghana, we should take a moment to think about what happens to all our old computers and phone everything we upgrade. Where does it all go? And how can we do it better?

#onassignment #photojournalism #documentary #reportage #ghana #Agbogbloshie #ewaste" By benlowy on Instagram.

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