Tweaking the design of electronic goods could reduce poverty. Here’s how

In developing, waste electronics are often recycled by youths on dumpsites close to residential areas. Image: REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Richard Gower

Senior Associate, Economics and Policy, Tearfund


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GPS Tracks for the US’ Electronic Waste Image: MIT Senseable City Lab, visualisation from the Basel Action Network’s E-Trash Transparency Project
Ghana’s Electronics Imports (2009) Image: Amoyaw-Osei Y, Agyekum O, Mueller E, Fasko R and Schluep M (2011) Ghana e-Waste country assessment. Secretariat of the Basel Convention.

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