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Poisoning the poor - electronic waste in Ghana

TitlePoisoning the poor - electronic waste in Ghana
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsKuper J, Hojsik M
InstitutionGreenpeace International
CityAmsterdam, The Netherlands

In Ghana, the Greenpeace team documented e-waste from European, Japanese, and US brands, including: Philips, Sony, Microsoft, Nokia, Dell, Canon and Siemens. Labels revealed the equipment came from a range of organisations such as Den Kongelige Livgarde – the Danish Royal Guard, and the US Environmental Protection Agency.The team saw containers of e-waste from Germany, Korea, Switzerland and the Netherlands being opened at Tema harbour; the biggest port in Ghana. The container numbers revealed that all the European containers had been shipped via Antwerp in Belgium.

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