The story of e-waste
Thousands of tons of e-waste - such as discarded PCs, mobile
phones and TVs - are dumped in Africa and Asia every year. Our
research shows that some of this waste is exported to
In the Karachi district of Lyari, hundreds of workers, including
teenage children, earn their livelihoods by dismantling the
electronic scrap and extracting valuable components such as copper
to sell. This is a insight into the personal cost of e-waste.
Manufactures can help ensure the problem of toxic e-waste is
solved. Find out
which companies are doing the most to tackle the problem.
essay: Folowing the e-waste trail to Nigeria |
Where does e-waste end up? |
The e-waste problem | Take action |