“Kids of Sodom — E-Waste in Ghana” by Photojournalist Kai Löffelbein

Kids Of SodomFrom photojournalist Kai Löffelbein’s website: “Each year hundreds of thousands of tons of electronic waste is moved from Europe and the USA into so-called third-world countries. A large proportion ends up in Ghana, where children search the garbage for recyclables. The slum ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’ surrounds the e-waste dump site in Accra, Ghana’s capital and port city. Children take apart the toxic electronic devices without any safety protection. The results are damage to health and environment. This story shows the impact of our uncontrollable, wasteful, extravagant lifestyles.”

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