Track My Trash

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Duration: 29 minutes

How does a broken TV thrown out at a council site in London end up 3,000 miles away on a toxic dump in West Africa where children scavenge for metal waste in a cocktail of poisonous fumes?

Using tracking equipment inside broken TV sets, Panorama investigates the illegal market in electronic waste - and the recycling companies whose green credentials may not be all they claim.


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    Raphael Rowe travels to Ghana to meet some of the children who risk their health to scavenge dumpsites full of electronic waste - much of it imported illegally from the UK.

  • Britain's illegal e-waste leaking into West Africa

    Britain's illegal e-waste leaking into West Africa

    Panorama examines the illegal trade in broken electronics - or e-waste - that is ending up in West African dumpsites.

    Read feature here.
  • South London Waste Partnership Response

    The South London Waste Partnership gave this statement to Panorama in response to Track My Trash.

    Read statement here


Howard Bradburn
Howard Bradburn
Raphael Rowe
Raphael Rowe


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