Coltan: Blood in the Mobile
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:
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.