Many of our own people contribute to this menace both knowingly and unknowingly so next time you meet a business man who imports 2nd hand computers from abroad, think about this .....
The new york times published this article on Digital Dumping
A new investigation by the toxic trade watchdog organization, Basel Action Network (BAN), has revealed that large quantities of obsolete computers, televisions, mobile phones, and other used electronic equipment exported from USA and Europe to Lagos, Nigeria for “re-use and repair” are ending up gathering dust in warehouses or being dumped and burned near residences in empty lots, roadsides and in swamps creating serious health and environmental contamination from the toxic leachate and smoke.
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or read the engadget blog post here but if you really have time read the comments on that blog