• Photo: West Africa GEOHealth Hub

    Workers at the Agbogbloshie e-waste site in Accra burn the insulation on computer cables to get at the copper within. (Photo: West Africa GEOHealth Hub)

Burning rubber and plastic to recover valuable materials from e-waste dumped at Agbogbloshie is cheap, easy and incredibly harmful to the health of those who scavenge the notorious recycling site in Accra, Ghana. But an international team of researchers is trying to improve conditions for people who work at and live near the site. Part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between the International Development Research Centre and Canadian Geographic. 

Visit the Charting Change website to read “Reducing e-waste recycling risks in Ghana”.