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seneca Post time: 2017-12-31 08:06
China is dealing in the least responsible way with waste and environmental pollution. It does not  ...

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The UK contributed 1.5 million tonnes of waste to the staggering 11.6 Europe generated last year - putting it behind only Germany as the continent's greatest contributor.

That dwarfs the 1.9 million tonnes produced by the whole of Africa and yet the continent's western nations have become a dumping ground for the world's defunct products.

Some of the appliances even leak toxic elements such as lead and mercury which harms the environment and the young men who trawl through the broken goods hoping to find something worth selling.

The shocking images taken by e-waste campaigners QAMP reveal how countless household appliances have contaminated what was once the 'pastoral landscape' of Agbogbloshie in Accra.

'Developed countries export millions of tonnes of electronic waste annually into developing countries such as Ghana,' the group based in the country claims on its website.

Photographs show young boys trawling through the western world's scraps, dismantling old stereos and burning components to recover scrap metal - which they will sell for small amounts of money.

Transporting broken or expired electronics to Africa is illegal but brokers exploit a loophole by fraudulently labelling the items as reusable, according to the Head of United Nations University who believes Africa is becoming 'a graveyard for e-waste'.

When massive containers arrive in Ghana and Nigeria, they are trucked to remote locations where the locals can buy the products directly without testing them to later sell in markets, Dr Ruediger Kuehr told MailOnline

He believes legal shipments can help close the digital divide between Africa and the west but said: 'If it turns out that this equipment arriving in Africa is no longer of use, there is no longer a market existing or that they are getting real waste… then we are having a real issue.'

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seneca Post time: 2017-12-31 07:58
No, nobody dumnps their waste on China - greedy Chinese businesspeople have scoured the world in s ...

While the US and China produce almost a third of the world's combined e-waste, the top producers per-capita are the wealthy nations of northern and western Europe - the top five being Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark, and the UK.

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seneca Post time: 2017-12-31 07:59
It is the best government China has been able to come up with. Let us look to the future for impro ...

The dumping of all this waste off of Somalia caused the spike in piracy down there. There were no more fish for the fishermen to catch so the took up hostage taking.
So not only has refuse from Europe's nuclear power plant found a home off the coast of Africa...

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seneca Post time: 2017-12-31 07:58
No, nobody dumnps their waste on China - greedy Chinese businesspeople have scoured the world in s ...

It is known that China imports waste and in doing so it inadvertently pollutes the environment. That is a natural course of event. So why accuse China of being the main culprit for environmental pollution?

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