Nigeria - Lagos - electronic waste.
Alaba International Market. A couple is passing by on a motor bike down a lane covered with crushed CRT glass. The nearby rubbish dump where old printer circuit boards, old TV casings and lots of CRT glass can be forund lying around.
New and old - and a lot of non-working electronic goods such as TVs and computers come in to the market via Lagos harbour from the US, Western Europe and China. This picture is part of an undercover investigation by Greenpeace and Sky News. A TV-set originally delivered to a municipality-run collecting point in UK for discarded electronic products was tracked and monitored by Greenpeace using a combination of GPS, GSM, and an onboard radiofrequency transmitter placed inside the TV-set. The TV arrived in Lagos in container no 4629416 and was found in Alaba International Market and bought back by Greenpeace activist. The TV was subsequently brought back to England and used as proof of illegal export of electronic waste. A number of individual are currently on trial in London in connection with illegal exports(Nov 2011)