Nigeria faces growing e-waste problem

In Nigeria, an entire industry thrives on the demand for imported second-hand electronic goods. Urban mining is when electronic items are broken apart and then stripped of precious metals such as gold, silver, palladium and others.

    In Nigeria, an entire industry thrives on the demand for imported second-hand electronic goods.

    Urban mining is when electronic items are broken apart and then stripped of precious metals such as gold, silver, palladium and others.

    This poses a danger to the environment and also to people’s health.

    Al Jazeera’s Ama Boateng reports from Lagos.


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