Toxic waste dumped in Africa
“Tonnes of toxic waste from municipal dumps in the West are being dumped illegally in countries like Nigeria and Ghana, an investigation has found.
Hundreds of thousands of broken items like TVs and computers are being sold to dealers on the pretext of re-use.
Under EU law, such household appliances must be dismantled or recycled.
But they are stripped of raw metals by those working on poisoned waste dumps, the report by Greenpeace, Sky News and Britain’s Independent newspaper found.”