Guest essay by Eric Worrall Amnesty International has released a shocking report, about conditions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the child labourers who mine much of the world’s Cobalt. Cobalt is an essential component of modern high capacity batteries, such as the batteries which power laptops, cell phones and electric cars. The introduction…
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Kids in the Democratic Republic of Congo risk their lives to supply the batteries used in your smartphone and other gadgets, according to a new Amnesty International report. Amnesty and NGO Afrewatch note children as young as seven mine cobalt for lithium batteries found in products made by Apple, Microsoft,...
According to a human rights advocacy group report, major international electronics companies use cobalt sourced using child labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo to produce rechargeable batteries.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is home to the world’s largest source of cobalt, which is used to make lithium-ion batteries that power our smartphones and cars. Sadly, it’s also a country in which children as young as seven years of...Show More Summary
Very nasty mines in Democratic Republic of the Congo may be source of your smartmobe Amnesty International says children as young as seven are mining for Cobalt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with their efforts helping to create Lithium-ion batteries that may well end up in products offered by top-tier technology companies.…