Sunday, December 20, 2015

“Agbogbloshie, Ghana | December 19, 2015 Yakub, 17,...

"Agbogbloshie, Ghana | December 19, 2015

Yakub, 17, carries a jumble of computer wires, a few alternators and several automobile starters in a makeshift bowl on his head. All these parts are destined to the Agbogbloshie burn sites, where young men - almost all internal migrants from Ghana's northern Tamale region - toil in toxic smoke, burning down manufactured parts into their basic copper components.
A wetland suburb of Accra, Agbogbloshie is home to a vast dumping ground - once labeled the world's largest e-waste site - that covers an unstable swamp, the garbage and soot a carpet that sways with every step, sometimes swallowing new migrants who arrived 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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