Photos: E-waste piles up in Nigeria

Photos: E-waste piles up in Nigeria

Summary: Environmental group says much of the old electronic gear sent abroad for reuse and refurbishment is nothing but junk.

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  • Electronic scrap in Lagos

    Electronic scrap from Europe and the United States is littering the streets of Lagos, Nigeria, according to the environmental watchdog group Basel Action Network. In a report published Oct. 24, 2005, BAN says as much as 75 percent of exported gear intended for refurbishment and reuse is actually not marketable or repairable.

  • Alaba market

    Workers at the Alaba market in Lagos unload a sea container filled with television sets and PC monitors. Imported electronic goods also include cast-off cell phones.

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