This image shows the harmful consequences of electronic waste. It tells a human story by illustrating potential health impacts, and shows the contribution of consumer electronics to climate change, even at the end of its lifecycle.
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.