Monday, November 23, 2009


Monday, November 02, 2009

Ghana, China, India: Dumping Grounds for Electronics Waste

Ghana has become a dumping ground for electronics waste.

According to Greenpeace, “The latest place where we have discovered high tech toxic trash causing horrendous pollution in Ghana. Our analysis of samples taken from two electronic waste (e-waste) scrap yards in Ghana has revealed severe contamination with hazardous chemicals.” - (http://politicalsnapshots.wordpress.c...)

"The southern Chinese city of Guiyu has been completely built around the e-waste trade. Miles and miles of nothing but old electronics."

"All these old mother boards and other types of circuit boards are being cooked day in and day out, mostly by women, sitting there, breathing the lead tin solders."