Agbogbloshie, in Accra Ghana, is the second biggest electronic waste or e-waste handling region in West Africa. E-waste, for example, disposed of hardware such us, coolers, microwaves, TVs, computer parts, etc lay around in this waste dump. Yearly, Ghana imports around 215,000 tons of second hand electronics fundamentally from Western Europe and produces another 129,000 tons of e-waste yearly.
Due to the heterogeneous structure of electronics, recycling them safe and successfully requires an undeniable degree of skilled expertise. From soil tests, specialists have assessed lead levels in the soil nearby to be just about as high as 18,125 ppm. In the U.S., the Environmental protection agency's standard for lead in soil is just 400 ppm.
Agbogbloshie Ghana electronic waste dump
Disposed of laptops and PCs lie on the ground at the Agbogbloshie dump, in Accra, Ghana
An old monitor casing can mostly be seen lying around in the dirtied/polluted lagoon as smoke ascends from these burning e-waste, at Agbogbloshie dump, Accra, Ghana, polluting the environment since all these cases are made of plastic.
PC monitors, laptops and other electronics Are broken down by scrap dealers to salvage things like metal and circuit sheets, at Agbogbloshie dump. Currently Agbogbloshie has surpassed Chernobyl, Ukraine, as the number 1 toxic place on Earth, followed by
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