In Agbogbloshie, a suburb of Ghana's capital Accra, is the place where each year 20 to 50 million tons of electronic waste from all over the world ends up. Children and young adults get monitors, Computers and other electronic scrap to extract precious metals. Surrounded by poisonous smoke they separate copper and plastic. They ruin their health and the environment. 40,000 Ghanaians inhabit the area, The most are migrants from rural northern Ghana. Due to its harsh living conditions and rampant crime, the area is nicknamed "Sodom and Gomorrah"
The Basel Convention prohibits the export of hazardous waste. However, the export is still taking place, because the waste will be shipped as second hand and still functional
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