This image shows the harmful consequences of electronic waste. It tells a new story, of people who may be inhaling harmful fumes when dealing with the by-products of consumer-driven electronics.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Burning of computer wire and parts to recover copper and other metals in Accra, Ghana. The computers are shipped here from Europe and the USA and some are reused but majority are dumped in Ghana. Poor workers often from the northern poorer region of Ghana do the work and sell the copper to buyers who send the copper to China or India.