Australian e-waste ending up in toxic African dump, torn apart by children
Source: abc.net, Date: , 2017
abc.net. Australia, Mar, 2017 : At Agbogbloshie dump, in Ghana's capital,
Accra, children tear apart e-waste from Western nations with their hands, and
burn circuit boards over open fires to melt out the precious metals. Broken or
redundant computers are considered hazardous waste and are illegal to ship out
of Australia — so the discovery of the bank monitor raises serious questions
about the integrity and regulation of Australia's growing e-waste problem. St
George Bank, wholly owned by Westpac, claims gold standard environmental
stewardship. It says it followed the "right processes to ensure the St
George Bank monitor was despatched"
to their recycling partner.