INTERPOL announced 30 days of "recycling crime" enforcement this week.
On this I will give them points - They are targeting automobile "recycling crime" and waste exports, and not as many of the photos seem to show reuse or Tech Sector imports. I believe Fair Trade Recycling (WR3A) has been effective in reducing the enforcement agency's obsession with "e-waste exports".
The photo of lead-zinc ore for sale from Africa's most toxic mine (Kabwe in Zambia) is apparently legal. There's no law targeting the most toxic activity on the planet, because it isn't "waste"... so there is no fetish attached to it.
Mining lead-zinc ore from Africa's forests, for sale to Asia and Europe, is legal.
But it is apparently not legal for Africans to buy back scrap metal?