The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that over 60 million tons of electronic waste is dumped in landfills every year. In Agbogbloshie, Ghana one of the world’s largest e-waste burial grounds houses thousands of tons of electronics. The soil is a breeding ground for lead poisoning. Children as young as seven years-old sort through this waste on a daily basis, causing chronic health problems and crippling injuries. See the infographic below for an in-depth look at this devastating epidemic.
Graphic courtesy Ecogreen IT Recycling.
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