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March , 2017
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Australian e-waste ending up in toxic African dump, torn apart by children

Source: abc.net, Date: March , 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.

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