What happens to all the digital waste we accumulate ? Digital waste as in broken PCs/laptops, unwanted cameras, mouse, keyboard etc ?
Agbogbloshie, part of Ghana is where all our digital waste goes. Most of these are "donations" or "charity" by countries like U.S and so on, which have found an easy way to dump their wastes in the name of charity. And Ghana, which once welcomed the charity is now staggering under the waste.
The toxic wastes harm the inhabitants. Kids try to make a living selling the wastes, in the process exposing themselves to the fumes. The government has now no idea how to tackle this problem.
In India, we repair our laptops/PCs ... so why not the developed countries ? Most of us who have NRI relatives have seen how the relatives used to bring and gift "slightly" damaged laptops or mobiles to their relatives. Why don't they have people who can repair electronics in the developed countries ? This might help reduce the digital wastes being dumped to countries like Ghana.
Ghana is now apparently turning to India for help in tackling this waste : http://www.allwestafrica.com/220720119527.html
I'll let the images and a link speak for themselves.