Eric Arthur does not have much time for hobbies – he spends most weekends driving all over Ghana collecting broken mobile phones.
From his home in Cape Coast he can rove more than 100 miles (160km) in one weekend visiting repair shops and scraps yards – anywhere that has a decent supply of broken devices.
In a good weekend he can collect 400 of them. On top of that, he manages a team of six agents doing the same thing in other parts of the country, and between them they expect to collect around 30,000 phones this year.
Mr Arthur and his agents pay a small amount to sellers for each phone, 2.5-2.7 Ghanaian cedis, or around 44 US cents (33p).
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