Countries like China and Ghana are often depicted as the 'wastebaskets' for e-waste. But maybe it's time to reconsider this perspective and recognise their role as pioneers in recycling.
According to the European Trade Union Institute, phones are not the only export products from Foxconn that enter Europe. It seems that the company is also adapting its 'Chinese' work and employment strategies in European subsidiaries.
After weeks of consumers’ phones catching fire, Samsung finally issued a global recall of the Galaxy Note 7 due to serious “safety risks”. Samsung products, however, have been causing serious health and safety risks to the workers who build them for years.
Traces of graphite: how increasing demand for lithium-ion batteries is affecting Chinese communities
Following their in-depth look at the supply chain of cobalt, The Washington Post published an article about the impact of natural graphite production in China.
The short documentary 'Whose Wealth? Cobalt from Congo' has won the title of 'Best Short Documentary' at the European Short Film Festival in Berlin.