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The most toxic place on earth – Agbogbloshie



For some, A. Bloshie is the worst place on earth. The streets are plastered with electronic scrap, chemical substances contaminate the soil, pungent smoke hangs in the air. But more than 6000 people live on Africa’s most toxic rubbish tip, people whose fate begins on our doorstep.
In Europe and the USA, the commodity Mafia smuggles containers full of used electrical appliances through customs and in doing so, earns a huge share in a billion-dollar business: trade with resources and illegal scrap. Broken computers, televisions or refrigerators arrive in Ghana’s harbours on a daily basis. They are stripped bare in Agbogbloshie and burned. The copper that they peel out of burning cables is worth no more than a few cents for the children of Agbogbloshie. But one day, says the young lad in the football jersey, he will buy himself a motorbike from the money and then take part in races like the pros.
The documentary, filmed in 4D, takes us on a journey to Agbogbloshie, a place in which good fortune is defined somewhat differently….

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Quattro Gecko
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Quattro Gecko

That poor kid, find metal in scorching heat, the end of the day… He just got a little penny, that real struggle there.

Perry lee
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Perry lee

"We don't have evidence of corruption."
Bruh you're in Africa lmao

heidi smith
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heidi smith

I found some metal wire strippers on on amazon for £10 each. Shall we start a charity to help these guys?

Masterr Laster
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Masterr Laster

Some of the electronics (that are not repaired and resold) might be bad for environment but the cars seem like a win win for everyone they make money fix them up the cars and use them again
instead of just crushing them.

WIFIGHOST CRUISER
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WIFIGHOST CRUISER

There are many more toxic places on Earth, much more toxic than that. Chemical waste dumps, Fukushima, Chernobyl, nuclear waste dumps……… these places can kill you in a matter of seconds, to minutes, to hours or to days.

Balfour82 Snow
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Balfour82 Snow

Blame this on Planned Obsolescence…

Danan Mckie
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Danan Mckie

When these idiots poison their own country they have to live in then you know they are backward.

jim bo
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jim bo

tha port of humburga

Stu Boyd
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Stu Boyd

Welcome to Tromaville, the toxic waste dumping capital of the world.

Tendai Tega
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Tendai Tega

One day they will be no fresh air to breath

Russell DoFrane
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Russell DoFrane

Can we send them our Democrats?

Russell DoFrane
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Russell DoFrane

Everyone's appalled by this yet here it is. Enjoy your devices.

Fall
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Fall

thats right, they are just like us, hahahahah

stan marsh
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stan marsh

I say we give them ocasio cortez and she can put the green new deal on them…aoc aoc aoc

Frank Lesser
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Frank Lesser

These people should vote for socialism, then all their needs would be met!

GoodTimeTraveler
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GoodTimeTraveler

So, the 2nd world is recycling and using products from the 1st world?
And why is this a bad thing??

This vid is useless.

Chris Beeler
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Chris Beeler

I WILL BE GLAD WHEN A SERIOUS CATASTROPHE HAPPENS GLOBALLY!
GIVE THIS DUMP A BATH AND START OVER. OUR selfish and gluttonous ways,and Nuclear bullshit….Yeah. WE DESERVE TO DIE.🙊🙉🙈⚰

detroit ghetto
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detroit ghetto

Going to that country must be like being on hell without dieing.

Scott Hilliard
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Scott Hilliard

Devils advocate….how much energy are we all gobbling up, RIGHT now?!! Take a look around…. we are ALL guilty.

Diego Perez
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Diego Perez

1400 euros for 4.5 tonnes of scrap? You can't even get that ANYWHERE in developed world. I remember times when steel scraps was £130 per tonne in the UK and that was very good money!

Wayne Henson
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Wayne Henson

Hmmm 40 refrigerator hmmm that work

Cora The Explorer
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Cora The Explorer

Blame your corrupt official in your country before blaming Europe.

Cora The Explorer
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Cora The Explorer

That poor dog on video so skinny, poor doggie, have pity on that dog someone give him food.

Mindy Rutkovitz
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Mindy Rutkovitz

How about investing in auto manufacturing plants in Africa and safe recycling plants so that Africans can work safely and make real money?

Mrbojangls
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Mrbojangls

filmed in 4d? also, why the hell do the creators of this documentary feel the need to dub over those men who are speaking clear english, with english?

Neptune
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Neptune

Oh, my God!!!! 😱😱😱😱

Sturgil Simpson
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Sturgil Simpson

Kangz don't seem to care about the environment .

Dave BB
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Dave BB

I thought the most toxic place on earth was in a womans head.

Seth Clements
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Seth Clements

Somehow, somewhere, a Democrat Progressive Liberal Socialist in America will blame the white man….somehow!! 😀

Solo Hands
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Solo Hands

This problem is caused by "western women:" It is a Psychological deficit with western women's allure for all things bought sparkling new?

The industries are heavily aware of this opening, and can control the economy directly through homing in and targetting the western females insatiable appetite for want of spending on "new products?

This is also a disease of the cerebral cortex?

Cure your women and save the planet?

Solo Hands
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Solo Hands

If Caucasians where delivered into extinction, so waste would also follow them and go into extinction?

Hmmmm.

Solo Hands
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Solo Hands

"38:00" Proves that education commences at the top…
I noticed safety gloves were not worn by the mechanics even during the welding process?

If one is born into an un educated family or business it appears the individual will remain ignorant throughout their life?

Chad Simmons
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Chad Simmons

Where are the toxic electronics made? in China, why not send them back there?

JRW Australia
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JRW Australia

So I guess they lost the fridge…?

JENINENCE
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JENINENCE

wow ofcourse its going to be Africa, africa government needs to be more
proactive and give a shit about its people
😔😡

J C
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J C

This is what black people’s life is when not living in white man’s world.

C Zeigler
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C Zeigler

They need a carbon tax! Then they wouldn’t pollute so much! Come on Democrat’s get your shit together

theChartist
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theChartist

I’ll save you an hour in summary:
Africa is a shit hole.
Privilege has a price.
Move out of the global north
Or stop whining.

someguy25
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someguy25

I thought this was Malmö Sweden

Susie Arviso
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Susie Arviso

What good is this, if it shortens life and takes lives? This is pitiful.

IsraeliteYasmine
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IsraeliteYasmine

WHY TF ARE THEY NOT INVESTING IN GAS MASKS BLOWS MY MIND NOBODY GIVES A SHT ABOUT BLACKS DISGUSTS ME YOu OTHER NATIONS SHOULD BE ASHAMED ALL YOU DO IS WATCH THE BLACK PEOPLE BREAK THEIR BACKS ND SLAVE FOR YOU ASSHOLES WHY TF ARE YOU SENDING YOUR NASTY TRASH TO AFRICA YOU PEOPLE ARE INHUMANE

Eli Broad's Crappy Homes
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Eli Broad's Crappy Homes

I’ve had my fridge for twenty nine years and it was 30 years old when I bought it, made in the 60s. Now people say it’s retro. Plus I’m glad I’m doing my part to save the planet.

dmith smith
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dmith smith

But be sure to put solar panels on your roof because that will help 🤣

R Mitra
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R Mitra

We happily blame Africa for all kind corruption and doing scams. But we must be thankful to them for atleast trying to recycle and make use of disposable electronic waste from the Europe. They are trying to make a living out of things that Europeans throw away without thinking twice. Europe should be ashamed of labelling themselves as first world country, if you are modern and first world countries then take responsibility of recycling your own garbage instead of dumping in Africa illegally. I use a laptop thats literally breaking apart but wont throw it away till it works. I… Read more »