Year in, year out, more than 150,000 tonnes of German electronic waste end up in Africa and Asia. Actually, new directives and stricter controls are supposed to limit illegal exports. Nevertheless this dangerous business handling our consumer waste continues to thrive. Indeed, according to the United Nations the quantity of discarded electrical appliances will only increase further in the coming years, all over the world.
What do these illegal exports mean for people and the environment in the Global South? How could they be stopped effectively? What approaches could be taken to reduce the quantity of electronic waste and curb resource consumption?
With a photo presentation by Kai Löffelbein.