Tagged: mining

ctrp417 Moving Closer to Ethical Mobile Phones

ctrp417 Moving Closer to Ethical Mobile Phones

MP3 Audio [37 MB]DownloadShow URL In the summer of 2011 we learned of the fairphone mission; to make the world’s first ethically responsible mobile phone. We spoke about the challenges, the steps, the people and places in the world that...
 

Workers in Indonesia Rise Up Against Freeport

Workers in Indonesia Rise Up Against Freeport

Here’s what we know: Freeport MacMoRan is the world’s lowest-cost copper producer and the largest gold producer in the world. Producer is a funny term, they pull it from the earth. I suppose the production label comes from everything they...

ctrp386 Tracing the Strategic Minerals Route in Congo

ctrp386 Tracing the Strategic Minerals Route in Congo

MP3 Audio [36 MB]DownloadShow URL Earlier this year Michael Schaap went to DRCongo as part of the Fairphone fact finding mission. The goal was to better understand how the minerals that make up our technology, our mobile phones, are mined...
 

Getting to know Fairphone

Getting to know Fairphone

  For the past few months I have been watching online and listening to conversations offline about the¬†initiative¬†by a group of people here in Amsterdam which looks at how mobile phones are made and how their production effects people and...

Coal

Coal from Kemerovo

Many of you out there are hoping I’ll write more about Tomsk, and in time, I surely will. But one aspect of this trip that certainly overwhelms and makes it impossible to write much is the fact that I am...

Threatening NYC Water

Threatening NYC Water

Some of you may recall a great guest I had on the podcast last year, Al Appleton, the man who saved the NYC water system. I thought of Al today as I read about how NY state has loosened restrictions...