China Exporting E-Waste to Nigeria
A new study shows that China is exporting e-waste to Nigeria, with a large amount coming in shipping containers and in vehicles via the country’s ports.
China is exporting 20,000 tonnes of electronic waste to Nigeria every year, according to a new study. This is the first time that e-waste has been traced from Asia to Africa. Researchers monitored two ports in Lagos and found that almost 70% of the e-waste reaching Lagos arrived inside vehicles destined for Nigeria's second hand auto market.
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