Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ghana, you dirty little bitch

Ghana has become a dumping ground for the Western Worlds discarded electrical equipment and items such as keyboards, circuit boards and cables are amongst the most popular contributors to e-waste pollution. Many items are regularly burned in order to retrieve valuable copper which results in the release of toxic metals such as lead, mercury and beryllium into the atmosphere.

Andrew McConnell, an incredibly talented photographer, has captured startling images of a waste dump in the suburb of Agbogbloshie which is worth a few minutes of your time here. Seriously, you're a dick if you don't check this out. 

Pictured below: A man crossing a bridge over a river.  That's right, a RIVER.

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