EDITORIAL: Agbogbloshie: Portraits at the end of E-Waste: 20151218_Fortune_Ewaste_0750b

Agbogbloshie, Ghana | December 18, 2015Two teens burn the plastic and rubber off of copper wiring, which they plan to resell, in the e-waste dump of Agbogbloshie. Once a wetland suburb of Accra, the area is home to a vast dumping ground and slum that stretches as far as the eye can see. Once labeled the world's largest e-waste site - though since disputed - it is a hell on earth for poor migrant workers who toil in its toxic landscape - separating refuse from reusable metals - hoping to make a slim income to feed themselves each day.

Agbogbloshie, Ghana | December 18, 2015

Two teens burn the plastic and rubber off of copper wiring, which they plan to resell, in the e-waste dump of Agbogbloshie. Once a wetland suburb of Accra, the area is home to a vast dumping ground and slum that stretches as far as the eye can see.

Once labeled the world's largest e-waste site - though since disputed - it is a hell on earth for poor migrant workers who toil in its toxic landscape - separating refuse from reusable metals - hoping to make a slim income to feed themselves each day.