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In Ghana, the Agbogbloshie neighborhood houses the country's largest landfill. It is filled with old appliances and scrap metal - and migrant workers have for decades descended on the former marshland to try to make a living. 

Copper is valuable and used liberally in many appliances due to its high rates of conductivity. Copper sets the standard, making it incredibly valuable on the secondhand market.  

Workers in Agbogbloshie will collect the coils inside of old appliances, and with a hammer and chisel, take the wiring off its coil. Mounds of old copper wiring can be collected from old appliances, all to then be sold on the market. 

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