EDITORIAL: Agbogbloshie: Portraits at the end of E-Waste: 20151219_Fortune_Ewaste_0883

Agbogbloshie, Ghana | December 19, 2015A older man - who didn't want to be identified by his name - works in a scrap yard in the Agbogbloshie dump site. Before the component parts get past off to the teens who work the copper fires, other workers hammer away at car radiators and refrigerator coils to free the hidden copper. The raw copper is sold back to construction and mineral component wholesalers, which reintroduce the recycled copper back into the world market. Once a wetland suburb of Accra, Agbogbloshie is home to a vast dumping ground - once labeled the world's largest e-waste site.

Agbogbloshie, Ghana | December 19, 2015

A older man - who didn't want to be identified by his name - works in a scrap yard in the Agbogbloshie dump site. Before the component parts get past off to the teens who work the copper fires, other workers hammer away at car radiators and refrigerator coils to free the hidden copper. The raw copper is sold back to construction and mineral component wholesalers, which reintroduce the recycled copper back into the world market.

Once a wetland suburb of Accra, Agbogbloshie is home to a vast dumping ground - once labeled the world's largest e-waste site.