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October 2015

A free trip

Dave went to Agbogbloshie in Ghana. A big dumping place where a lot of old electronics from the west end up. Remember your old phone, DVD player, remote controller? They're likely to be there by now. Or somewhere else in Africa or some poor nation not able to stop the flood of incoming e-waste. People skilfully and resourcefully use this stuff to hack and build new things in ingenious ways. Definitely a fascinating place full of nice people.

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From here you could check out our project Phonebloks and how it tried to reduce the amount of waste we send to places like Agbogbloshie. Next you could watch the Darkside of Data or watch Backstage Paradise to see how waste is taken care in the Maldives.