Dear Directors, Producers, and Stars of the Music Video "Life Is What You Make It",
About two weeks ago, I ran across the release of your new Placebo music video through my organization, Fair Trade Recycling / WR3A, which researches public posts on Agbogbloshie. Despite recognizing some of Placebo's hits from the past two decades, I admit I was not at all acquainted with the artists. Over the course of 2 weeks, I've developed a much greater appreciation for not just the art, but the social justice that Brian and others with the band strive for.
I know a lot more about African recycling than I know about music. I've been to Abgogbloshie and Old Fadama several times with our members from Tamale, Ghana. We have translated for or been interviewed by several documentary and print journalism investigations on so-called e-waste dumping in Africa. Here are 4 good articles and films on the topic of export.
But let me explain how we can work together to create clean and sustainable recycling jobs for the "workers of Agbogbloshie". There's a win-win here, and there are plenty of other people besides me you can go through if I've tarnished the relationship by introducing the subject. ("Alright then, I'll go to hell," often starts here).