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The Pulse of ITAD: What a Waste - The Challenge of Environmental Colonialism

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The Pulse of ITAD: What a Waste - The Challenge of Environmental Colonialism

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During a recent panel discussion, an e-scrap researcher and a journalist described the consequences of exporting electronics to developing nations.

During a recent panel discussion, an e-scrap researcher and a journalist described the consequences of exporting electronics to developing nations. They also discussed how much of that material is reusable and how much is truly waste. Mike Anane, an environmental journalist and activist in Ghana, and Kees Baldé, an e-scrap researcher affiliated with United Nations University (UNU), spoke during a virtual talk hosted by Netherlands-based De Balie Academie. The event was titled “What a Waste: The challenge of environmental colonialism.” During the wide-ranging discussion – which featured additional speakers from nonprofit organizations, universities and more – Anane and Baldé delved into the notorious Agbogbloshie site in Ghana. They referenced the practice of exporting devices from North America and Europe into Africa and labeling those devices as destined for reuse.

You can read more about this story here:

https://debalie.nl/programma/what-a-waste-the-challenge-of-environmental-colonialism-21-01-2021/

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