People & Culture

Reducing e-waste recycling risks in Ghana

How researchers are working to help mitigate the effects of toxic pollution at Agbogbloshie, a notorious dump for the world’s e-waste

  • Sep 17, 2019
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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. 

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