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September , 2014
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On the e-waste trail - On the e-waste trail “An investigation into the toxic trail of illegal e-waste that is ushered from the first to the third world”.

Source: Aljazeera, Date: September , 2014

Each month, several hundred containers of e-waste from consuming countries in the West arrive in Agbogbloshie, a former fishing village in Accra, Ghana, which has become one of the world's largest e-waste dumps, causing pollution and irreparable environmental damage.

Every year, up to 50 million tons of electronic waste - computers, television sets, mobile phones, household appliances - are discarded in the developed world. Since recycling is costly, around 75 percent of this waste is shipped to countries like India, China or Ghana, where it is dumped illegally, polluting the environment and affecting the lives of those forced to live with it.

Read More: http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2014/09/e-waste-trail-2014924132443417118.html

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