Saturday, 12 September 2015

Alang shipyards

India is also the location of the Alang shipyards where half of all the ships that are salvaged around the world are sent for recycling. Hundreds of manual laborers dismantle the ships, often in very dangerous conditions.

They end up in incinerators or landfills instead.
Unfortunately, the country has poorly equipped facilities which cannot effectively process the waste so they end up in incinerators or landfills instead.

India illegal e-waste.
According to reports, a lot of European waste including metals, textiles and tires end up in India along with a lot of illegal e-waste.

The town of Guiyi
The town of Guiyi is one of the biggest dumping hubs where the roads are lined with discarded electronics.

China manufactures

China manufactures a lot of electronic devices, and many of these devices are shipped back as e-waste despite the bans that are in place

In the past Nigeria

In the past Nigeria also found itself the dumping ground for toxic waste from countries such as Italy.

Every day, the port city of Lagos
Every day, the port city of Lagos (where there is a giant electronics market) in Nigeria receive an estimated 15 shipping containers filled with discarded electronics. Most of the electronics are unfortunately broken and beyond repair so they end up in dumps where people scavenge for valuable components in dangerous conditions.
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