|WR3A Photo January 2018|
|Sure, Sasha. Agbogbloshie e-waste oft goes unmentioned - for minutes at a time.|
The anecdotal wire burning in Agbogbloshie is a product of underemployment and boredom. But if you ask people in the recycling community how much e-waste wire burning contributes to African urban air pollution (smog), you find it gets mentioned a wee too often.
Where smoke comes from:
- Cars and Trucks
- Diesel Generators
- Charcoal Stoves
- Tire Burning
I asked German photographer Kai Loeffelbein a polite question on twitter about the photo below - from Agbogbloshie. No response. I presume he has done just a little bit of background research, enough to know not to climb in the ring. He's going to ring the bell and get his cash from the publisher for a titillating expose, and let's see if a dime goes to Ibrahim, Muhammed, Awal, Razaq, Yaro and their pals.
|Kai, notice how everyone at the largest dump on Earth is on first name basis?|
So let's talk about smoke. The photographers like to tell us that's how their work is benefitting the Africans - by saving them from health effects of burning electronics.