“Wherever we live, we must realize that when we sweep things out of our lives and throw them away … they don’t ever disappear, as we might like to believe. We must know that “away” is in fact a place. In a world where cost externalization is made all too easy by the pathways of globalization, “away” is likely to be somewhere where people are impoverished, disenfranchised, powerless and too desperate to be able to resist the poison for the realities of their poverty. “Away” is likely to be a place where people and environments will suffer for our carelessness, our ignorance or indifference. Away is a place called Agbogbloshie.”
photos from the Basel Action Network.