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Thoughts on Electronic Waste from Sodom and Gomorrah

Out with the old, in with the new. If you are discarding used electronics this season, remember to recycle them properly. Have you ever wondered where your electronic waste ends up?

The largest illegal dumpsite for e-waste from industrialized nations is just outside of Accra in Agbogbloshie, nicknamed Sodom and Gomorrah. Agbogbloshie is a 15 minute drive from my flat in Accra’s Labone neighborhood.

I’ve never used Gizmogul, but I plan on donating my old SIM cards and broken flash drives when I am back in the United States in April. For those that like to get down and technical, the company even recycles hardware components.

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