Hidden flow: The rising tide of European electronic waste in Ghana and Nigeria

Despite new European regulations to prevent electronic waste from being dumped in Africa and Asia, a hidden flow of end-of-life electronics is threatening to drown West Africa.

Hidden flow: The rising tide of European electronic waste in Ghana and Nigeria

"Ghana is increasingly becoming a dumping ground for waste from Europe and the US. We are talking about several tons of obsolete discarded computers, monitors etc. We don’t have the mechanism or the system in place in this country to recycle these wastes. Some of these items come in under the guise of donations, but when you examine the items they don’t work,” said Mike Anane, Director of the league of Environmental journalists in Ghana. Read more.