Conflict minerals and the coming gadget fest…

Just saw this on Brian McLaren’s blog-

Gadgetmass is almost upon us, and so it might be a good time to remind ourselves that our electronic consumables have a hidden cost to people who will never get to use them.

I was rooting in some cupboards the other day in our house, and came across a graveyard for gadgets- sad scratched plastic in amongst a tangle of chargers for devices long lost or discarded.

A kind of monument to over-consumption, waste and our unsustainable lifestyle.

That was bad enough- but the clip above made me think about what these things are actually made from.

There are more details, and a chance to respond directly to technology companies on this website.

Or you could just keep the mobile you already have. It still works doesn’t it?

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