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Reclaiming precious metals from electronic waste (e-waste) is a major source of livelihood in the developing world. Joseph Akwah, 17 years old, uses his bare hands and stones to dismantle e-waste for the precious metals inside on the fringes of Agbogbloshie, Ghana. An Urban Mining Technique Iron scrap sold for GH₵0.80 (around $0.15) in May […]

May 20, 2020

Reclaiming precious metals from electronic waste (e-waste) is a major source of livelihood in the developing world. Joseph Akwah, 17 years old, uses his bare hands and stones to dismantle e-waste for the precious metals inside on the fringes of Agbogbloshie, Ghana. An Urban Mining Technique Iron scrap sold for GH₵0.80 (around $0.15) in May […]


Reclaiming precious metals from electronic waste (e-waste) is a major source of livelihood in the developing world.

Joseph Akwah, 17 years old, uses his bare hands and stones to dismantle e-waste for the precious metals inside on the fringes of Agbogbloshie, Ghana.

An Urban Mining Technique

Iron scrap sold for GH₵0.80 (around $0.15) in May 2020 at Agbogbloshie.

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