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Aussie ‘E-Waste Hell' In Ghana

Aussie ‘E-Waste Hell' In Ghana | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
This is not a happy story to start your Monday with. That TV or computer you put out for recycling, feeling all eco-friendly? It’s killing child... (Do you know where our #ewaste ends up?
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A Critical Milestone: SHARPS and Presidential Frontrunner Agree to Policy Framework On Samsung

A Critical Milestone: SHARPS and Presidential Frontrunner Agree to Policy Framework On Samsung | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
SHARPS and the party of South Korea’s Presidential frontrunner have agreed to a policy framework aimed at resolving the occupational disease cluster of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.—one of the most critical milestones in ten years of advocacy campaigning for more than 200 former Samsung employees contracted with a variety of blood disorders. Four-Point Framework On…
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The Apple way to make products: a response to Apple’s 10th ‘supplier responsibility progress report’

The Apple way to make products: a response to Apple’s 10th ‘supplier responsibility progress report’ | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Apple is among the world’s largest companies and has a supply chain to match, but does its claim to be strict on supplier labour standards hold water?
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Tech companies must do more to avoid using minerals tainted by rights abuses

Tech companies must do more to avoid using minerals tainted by rights abuses | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Report claims smartphones and TVs often contain minerals from Colombia, Peru, Myanmar and elsewhere that may be associated with human rights abuses
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From Smart to Senseless: The Global Impact of Ten Years of Smartphones

From Smart to Senseless: The Global Impact of Ten Years of Smartphones | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Since 2007, more than 7 billion smartphones have been produced. And while smartphones have changed the world in many positive ways, the manufacturing of these gadgets is having devastating impacts on our planet.
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The People Who Die to Make Your Cell Phone

The People Who Die to Make Your Cell Phone | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
According to experts, more than half of the world’s supply of Cobalt comes from the DRC, with 20 percent of it from what are called “artisanal mines.” For many Congolese people, mining cobalt is the only way to feed their families unfortunately, artisanal mine
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Can Google and Amazon build a greener Internet despite Trump?

Can Google and Amazon build a greener Internet despite Trump? | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Almost 20 have committed to running their data centers and other facilities on 100 percent renewable energy as a way to fight global warming, although they differ on timetables and details. Yet other companies are opening energy-hungry data centers in states and countries that still derive most of their electricity from coal-fired power plants, which release more greenhouse gases than plants burning natural gas. [...] in 2017, Google plans to buy as much renewable power as the company uses worldwide. Since Google operates in some countries where renewable power remains scarce, the company will buy more than it needs in places where it is plentiful and sell any excess electricity on the open market. The report gives high marks to Facebook, Apple and Google, who have used their purchasing power to help create a renewable energy market that other Internet companies can tap. [...] it doesn’t release enough information about its energy use and greenhouse gas emissions for outsiders to gauge the effectiveness of the steps it has taken to combat climate change, according to Greenpeace. While Greenpeace hopes to prod more Internet companies into action, it also wants such leaders as Google, Apple and Facebook to advocate in public for renewable power policies once Trump takes office. Trump has pledged to revive the American coal industry and has stocked both his transition team and his cabinet picks with people who have questioned climate science or tried to block efforts to rein in greenhouse gases.
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NGOs demand Samsung protect employees from toxic chemicals

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Govt mandates Indian language support in phones from Jul'17

Govt mandates Indian language support in phones from Jul'17 | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Read more about Govt mandates Indian language support in phones from Jul'17 on Business Standard. Government has mandated support for Indian languages in all mobile phones to be sold in the country from July 1, 2017 onward.
"In exercise of the power conferred by clause 10(1) of Bureau of Indian Standard Act... The central government, hereby
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"Endorse the petition to support occupational disease victims of Samsung Electronics"

"Endorse the petition to support occupational disease victims of Samsung Electronics" | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
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Global reach of Samsung's medieval practices revealed in new report

Global reach of Samsung's medieval practices revealed in new report | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
From South Korea to Mexico, from Vietnam to Hungary, new research reveals how the global reach of Samsung's ruthless pursuit of profits impacts (...)
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Lighting firms flout e-waste rule in India: Toxics Link - The Economic Times

Lighting firms flout e-waste rule in India: Toxics Link - The Economic Times | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Naming some prominent lighting companies, the green body said they have refused to accept any responsibility for the management of mercury-bearing waste.
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2 words keep sick Samsung workers from data: trade secrets

2 words keep sick Samsung workers from data: trade secrets | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As a high school senior, Hwang Yu-mi went to work bathing silicon wafers in chemicals at a Samsung factory that makes compute
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Photo Story: How E-Waste Workers in Delhi Jeopardise Their Health to Earn a Living

Photo Story: How E-Waste Workers in Delhi Jeopardise Their Health to Earn a Living | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
In Seelampur, Delhi, the informal e-waste recycling industry takes a massive toll on workers and the environment.
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Interns in China used as cheap and disposable labor supply — Goodelectronics

Interns in China used as cheap and disposable labor supply — Goodelectronics | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
The article 'Intern Labor in China', authored by Dr. Jenny Chan, describes the increasing importance of student interns as a source of labor in the Chinese labor market. The hopes that internships will lead to careers are being systematically undermined. Read the full article here.
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"Complicit" 2017 Trailer

COMPLICIT tells the story of Yi Yeting, a former migrant worker struggling to survive occupational leukemia in China's electronics factory zone. He discovers…
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Electronics industry supply chains of despair

Electronics industry supply chains of despair | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Renowned US documentary maker Sue Williams says the blame for e-waste stretches all the way from manufacturers to consumers
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Former Samsung worker’s multiple sclerosis ruled a work-related disease

Former Samsung worker’s multiple sclerosis ruled a work-related disease | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Samsung ordered to compensate former worker for medical treatment costs related to rare ailment
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Study finds dramatic increase in amount of e-waste discarded across Asia

Study finds dramatic increase in amount of e-waste discarded across Asia | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
A new report has revealed a variety of serious health problems may be linked to rising amounts of e-waste being thrown out in Asia. 
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Chemical Challenge Gap Analysis: Electronics industry standards fall short of protecting the health and safety of electronics workers — Goodelectronics

Chemical Challenge Gap Analysis: Electronics industry standards fall short of protecting the health and safety of electronics workers — Goodelectronics | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
This week GoodElectronics and the IRCT launched the online Chemical Challenge Gap Analysis, showing just how far the manufacturing standards developed by the electronics industry fall short of expectations set by experts in occupational health and safety as well as civil society organizations.
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주요 활동 - PRESS STATEMENT] Another methanol poisoning accidents identified in the SAMSUNG supply chain

주요 활동 - PRESS STATEMENT] Another methanol poisoning accidents identified in the SAMSUNG supply chain | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
노동건강연대 홈페이지입니다
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Samsung: end worker abuse and abolish your no-union policy now

Samsung: end worker abuse and abolish your no-union policy now | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
The founder of Samsung once reportedly declared the company would "recognise trade unions over my dead body!" Now, leaked internal documents at Samsung reveal the extreme lengths the company will go to exert total control over workers’ lives
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Foxconn, Nokia agree to revive Chennai plant - The Economic Times

Foxconn, Nokia agree to revive Chennai plant - The Economic Times | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
In its first formal communication to governt on the issue, Foxconn proposed to convert the Nokia plant into a global manufacturing hub for mobile phones.
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iPhone or iExploit? Rampant Labor Violations in Apple's Supply Chain

iPhone or iExploit? Rampant Labor Violations in Apple's Supply Chain | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Are Apple's production quotas and profit margins actively obstructing positive change in its supply chain?
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The words that keep sick Samsung workers from data - Times of India

The words that keep sick Samsung workers from data - Times of India | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
In at least six cases involving 10 workers, the justification for withholding the information was trade secrets.
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