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The E-Waste Tragedy (trailer)

Why does three-quarters of European electronic waste escape recycling and end up illegally in landfill? In the suburbs of Accra, the capital of Ghana, children play at dismantling scrapped electronic equipment, surrounded by foul smelling and toxic fumes, in a sadly-famous, uncontrolled rubbish dump. Ghanaian journalist Mike Anane, who is an expert on the environment looks at why his country has become the trash can of the developed countries.
This lucid investigation by Cosima Dannoritzer (The Light Bulb Conspiracy) into several European countries, Asia and the U.S., reveals the apparatus of large-scale trafficking, as well as a complex chain of responsibility and collusion.

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The E-Waste Tragedy
Year: 2014
Runtime: 1h 26min
Genres: Documentary
Director: Cosima Dannoritzer
Writer: Cosima Dannoritzer
Star: Mike Anane
More information: IMDb