Used – second hand- electronics arrive on the shores of Ghana to help bridge Africa’s digital divide. Much of what arrives from North America, Europe and Australia is beyond repair and ends up at an Accra slum known as “Sodom and Gomorrah.” This is where electronics are broken down and burned to retrieve valuable metals. During this process harmful chemicals are released into the environment.
A four minute version of this documentary aired on CBC radio’s The World This Weekend on Saturday, Apr. 27. To listen to the TWTW podcast, click here.