Cobalt production for batteries in the DR Congo and Zambia

This report is part of the ‘makeITfair’ project to raise awareness about development issues in the production chain of the consumer electronics industry, with a special focus on products for young consumers, such as mobile phones, MP3 players, game consoles and laptops. The focus of the project is on the consumer electronics industry, as this industry is growing rapidly and is facing many social and environmental problems throughout the world. The industry has only recently been the focus of public campaigns, and there is still limited awareness with the wider public. As the production chain of consumer electronic products is a truly global one, the sector is a particularly good example to discuss issues of globalisation with young consumers. read more less
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