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The case for worker-led monitoring as a way to challenge sweatshop conditions

The case for worker-led monitoring as a way to challenge sweatshop conditions

Nov 30, 2016

David Foust Rodríguez, coordinator of CEREAL, explains why voluntary initiatives are not strong enough to bring about the necessary changes in the electronics industry. He makes a case for worker-led monitoring as a way to reveal and challenge the structural difficulties faced by workers.

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Video: Closing the Loop shows how it contributes to the circular economy

Video: Closing the Loop shows how it contributes to the circular economy

Nov 25, 2016

In less than two minutes, Closing the Loop founder Joost de Kluijver explains what his enterprise is doing to get old phones back into the value chain, instead of to the landfill.

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Vietnamese workers paying the price for the Note 7 Fiasco

Vietnamese workers paying the price for the Note 7 Fiasco

Nov 25, 2016

The fiasco of exploding Galaxy Note 7 phones and Samsung's subsequent decision to halt production of the newly introduced Note is directly affecting workers in Vietnam.

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How much E-waste will be produced by Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 recall?

How much E-waste will be produced by Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 recall?

Nov 24, 2016

The 4.3 million phones recalled by Samsung contain a wealth of precious materials like cobalt, tungsten, silver and gold. The question is whether these materials will be recovered so that the energy it took to mine them is not wasted.

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 EU: Conflict Minerals agreement reached as exemptions added

EU: Conflict Minerals agreement reached as exemptions added

Nov 24, 2016

On November 22 the European Union (EU) has taken a first step towards cleaning up Europe’s trade in minerals. According to a broad coalition of NGOs, this first attempt is positive, but also half-hearted.

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