Electronics Recycling

Agbogbloshie suburbs of the capital of Ghana, Accra, in recent years become a computer waste disposal places and electronic waste from Europe and the United States. Hundreds of tonnes of electrical waste ends here every month because western countries trying to unload their stock increasing from toxic waste. From 20 to 50 million tons annually, an electronic waste disposed of 70% will end up in poor countries, and in the European Union only 6.6 million cans of electronic waste are found each year.

Added electronic waste can be found throughout West Africa and countries such as Ghana, Nigeria and Ivory Coast. Merchants cut international law by labeling equipment as second hand goods or charitable donations, but, in fact as much as 80% of computers sent to Ghana which damaged or obsolete. Their final resting place, disposal Agbogbloshie where they destroyed, mostly by children, to get the copper, hard drives and other components that can be sold and may be reprocessed into finished goods electronically.

Disposal of electronic goods in the west is an expensive affair and should be done in an environmentally responsible manner, but in places like Ghana there are no regulations as toxic metals such as beryllium lead, which caused incalculable damage to human health and the environment. This may need to consider again, you should not carelessly discard used goods in your home electronics, such as computers, televisions or phones. In addition to damaging the environment, waste electronic goods can be a risk factor for heart disease and even cancer. not only damage the environment, waste electronic junk (e-waste) it also can cause inflammation and oxidative stress (amount of free radicals in the body exceeds the body's capacity to neutralize them) on the human body. therefore we can only hope that not only government policies focused on economic growth at the expense of many things, especially environmental sustainability.