They want to turn the scrapyard into an opportunity

Scrapyard in Ghana

Machineries, household equipment, buses, generators and computers are among the things that get dismantled in the scrapyard. Photo: Johanna Caminati Engström

Of: Johanna Caminati Engström

Ghana is trying to deal sustainably with the increasing amounts of e-waste in the country. In the metal scrapyard in Agbobloshie, Accra, young men dismantle various machinery to obtain scrap parts. The working conditions are dangerous but many workers see the scrapyard as an escape route out of poverty.

March 3, 2020, English, Long read, Shops

Activism for supply chain laws?

The Supply Chain Law could be a good step to ensure that palm oil, transported in the picture, is sustainably sourced. Photo: Rainforest Action Network, Flickr

Of: Kathrin Hegger

In Germany, an initiative of several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is raising awareness of a draft law that can improve the lives of millions of people and the environment: the Supply Chain Act. But broad public recognition is still lacking.

January 30, 2020, Paper, English, Shops