What you are about to see are pictures from Agbogbloshie, Ghana, in West Africa. This place can be called the graveyard of the world’s ‘e-waste’ – the largest ever illegal dump site of discarded appliances from all over the world .
A UN report states that 41 million tonnes of ‘e-waste’ worth over $53 billion were discarded in 2014 alone.
Locals sift through them in hope of finding something useful.
Such illegal landfills in Ghana thrive because Africa’s Eastern and Southern countries have implemented strict anti-dumping measures. Besides, the cost of recycling in any European country is much higher than dumping. It is indeed a shame that Ghana is becoming the e-waste hub of the world when only 1.9 metric tonnes of such waste is produced in the whole of Africa.
All images courtesy: QAMP via Daily Mail.