Photos: Devastating human impact of toxic technology waste

Boy with Copper Wiring Devastating human impact of toxic technology waste

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Boy with Copper Wiring Devastating human impact of toxic technology waste

A boy carries copper wiring that has had the plastic melted from it in a small fire. This burning of electrical components releases toxic chemicals into the environment.

 

Gangs of criminals, posing as computer recycling firms, are dumping hundreds of containers full of broken computer equipment in the developing world every week.

Up to 900 containers a week are arriving in Africa and Asia from Western Europe and the US, according to e-waste experts.

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Criminal gangs dump toxic
IT in developing world

Illegal dumping of IT waste must be stopped

Photos: Toxic tech waste poisoning Africa

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