Last week, an arbitration committee for a resolution to leukemia cases and other diseases associated with Samsung Electronics workplaces, released a set of recommendations on three issues: compensation, apologies, and measures to prevent diseases in the future. This is a significant step towards a social consensus-based resolution, which comes 8 years after the issue of occupational diseases first surfaced, with the death of Yumi Hwang in 2007.
Punkt., a Swiss, design-led consumer technology company, has recently launched the MP 01, a mobile phone that performs the core mobile functions: calling and text messaging. As such, Punkt. aims to rebalance the relationship we have with technology. The MP 01 has been manufactured with specification to create a solid and robust device that is built to last, a considered antidote to today’s throwaway culture.
This interactive web-documentary about e-waste, published by AlJazeera, starts with a video/photo reportage on the daily life at Agbogbloshie and then shifts to ongoing constructive projects. On top, a data-driven big picture is provided to show the magnitude of e-waste.
Five years ago there was one Repair Café in Amsterdam. Now there are 750, spread across eighteen countries, with the latest additions in Chile and Japan. Together, the volunteers of all these Repair Cafés repair more than 13,000 products each month!
The Indian government has extended the special incentive package for electronic manufacturing in India by five years, a move aimed at giving a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign.