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1

How much electronic waste is imported annually for recycling?

19,000 tonnes

2

What is used to recycle imported electronics rather than safe disposal methods?

Network of scrap traders

3

How are electronics broken down to extract valuable parts?

Boiling, crushing, burning, posing risk to workers through toxic fumes and skin exposure to chemicals

4

How much rubbish is produced daily?

8,500 metric tons daily

5

How much money do rag pickers make?

About $1 a day

6

Where does the only formal rubbish system take waste?

Doesn't recycle, but takes it to Denoar Landfill site