Recycling West’s used phones for sake of environment
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This Christmas, it is estimated that more than 400 million smartphones will be sold across the globe. Their lifespan will average at around two years, then a large part of them will be shipped to Africa, especially to Ghana, where they will be sold on the second-hand market. The problem is that millions of these phones will finish their lives there, polluting the soil and the environment. Some locals are now hitting back, however, sending tons of the non-functional phones back to Europe.
A program prepared by Yong Chim and Florence Viala