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Did Someone Die So You Could Make That Call?

December 10, 2013
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Did Someone Die So You Could Make That Call?
Mobile phones to be recycled in Ghana. Courtesy of Closing the Loop
Time to trade in your mobile for a FairPhone.

You might not know that some of our cell phones include raw materials that come from mines that use child labor and involve violent militia groups. But it shouldn’t have to be this way. That’s why social tech company FairPhone is making cell phones “that put social values first” with more ethically sourced materials. FairPhone’s initial 25,000 production run sold out, but you can place an order for the next batches. FairPhone’s big picture is about proving that all kinds of tech and products can be kind as well as cool. For something like our phones that are practically glued to our bodies, I think this is a great place to start.

 

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