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Coltan: Blood in the Mobile

December 16, 2011

I’ve written before about the topic of Coltan and how our industry needs it  (and all digital tech), yet the mineral comes at a huge human cost.  Well things are starting to move – there is a new film out about the issues, Blood in the Mobile.  Here is the trailer:

And you can take the first step of action by writing to your MP:

I don’t think this is right. While it’s an inescapable reality that we’re all going to keep using our mobiles and other technologies now part of our everyday lives that contain Congolese minerals, this shouldn’t be at the cost of fuelling a conflict. Companies that use these minerals in their manufacturing processes must ensure that in doing so, they are doing no harm.

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