Sodom & Gomorrah, aka Agbogbloshie
story appeared on a news website I found while gathering daily tech
headlines... in case you've forgotten where your e-waste is likely to
to German photographer
Kevin McElvaney, the 40,000 Agbogbloshie (near
Accra) locals call their land
Sodom & Gomorrah, after the Biblical city that was destroyed
by fire. This is just one small part of the world where such activities
are daily routine for those living in abject poverty.
are made to build our e-devices in the first place during the extraction
of raw materials and during manufacturing and transportation of finished
goods. Many of our clothes, vehicles, appliances, tools, sports items,
food containers, and other items pass through these conditions at some
point in their life cycle.
||This doesn't mean everyone should take in only air and sunshine
for sustenance and live like a Tibetan monk, but do keep in
mind when criticizing others for not doing "their part" for
saving the planet and supporting a certain minimum wage that
nearly everyone in the first world is at least a bit guilty
of selfish indulgence at the expense of someone in the third
world. If one poor soul in a faraway place is intoxicated by
a product whose provenance includes your ownership, then you
are as guilty as the rest of us for supporting it since these
conditions are well known. I'm just say'n...
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