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Ghana: a graveyard for the world’s electronic waste

Title GHANA:   A GRAVEYARD FOR THE WORLD’S ELECTRONIC WASTE
Director(s) Fabrice Babin
Date released (year) 2011
Production company Elephant Doc
Length 12 mins
Location Ghana
Keywords/tags toxic waste,   dumping, waste
Link to clip http://www.javafilms.fr/spip.php?article632
Synopsis What happens to our old fridges, freezers, computers   and electrical items? Whilst the more conscientious Europeans and North   American companies recycle these toxic by-products of modern day living,   others send their electronic waste over to dumping grounds in Africa. On the   outskirts of Accra, the capital of Ghana, 3000 families scratch out a daily   existence amongst the poisonous fumes of the electronic graveyard. Dressed in   rags and wearing only flip-flops on their feet, adults and children sift   through the smoking debris in search of precious metals to sell for a few   euros

Source: http://www.javafilms.fr/spip.php?article632

Reviews/discussion  
Links to other resources Earth Times: http://www.earthtimes.org/environment/waste/

Greenpeace film:   Electronic Waste in Ghana: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr1zQrXM_7s

The Story of Electronics : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G49q6uPcwY8&feature=list_other&playnext=1&list=SP77CE8943362CB9B0

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