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?