31 Jul '11, 2am

Ever wonder what happened to your old CPU and mobile phone?

Ever wonder what happened to your old CPU and mobile phone?

When you throw away your old computer or laptop, do you ever think where it’s going? Well, mostly they end up in Ghana, India, Vietnam, Pakistan, China and Nigeria, as part of a gigantic, toxic electronic waste landfill. STOMPer shinynewthings shares this online discovery: "These are photos of the biggest landfill of electronic waste in Ghana. "It’s awful, but millions of tons of electronic waste from first world countries goes every year to these countries, mainly to Ghana "People there have therefore begun with illegal e-waste trade. "3000 people actually make a living out of selling everything from keyboards and computer monitors to old hard drives and TVs. "But the people are breathing in toxic chemicals every day which is extremely dangerous for their health. "For first time visitors it’s a horrible experience to enter the area because they immediately get a bad heada...

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