A Critical Examination of Global Environmental Hazard of E-waste and Its Threat to Human Security – A Case Study of Agbogbloshie E-waste Dumpsite Ghana.

A Critical Examination of Global Environmental Hazard of E-waste and Its Threat to Human Security - A Case Study of Agbogbloshie E-waste Dumpsite Ghana. CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Technology has had an incalculable impact on the fabric of human society. As electronic gadgets and appliances continue to ease and improve our living conditions, society has become reliant on them. According to a United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) 2015 report, the electronic industry is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries, while also producing the most e-waste of electronic gadgets and appliances globally in the millions of tonnes per year. Schwab (2016) explains in his book The Fourth (4th) Industrial Revolution how the boom in technology has presented a variety of opportunities to humanity. Households, health and...
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