Tags: congo

Apple and Intel clean up their act

Apple and Intel have promised to stop using conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo thanks to the Conflict-Free Smelter program. According to an article from Switched (which I found through HuffingtonPost): Beginning next year, all U.S. companies will be required by law to disclose their mineral supplies and identify any purchases that may […]

Take the conflict out of electronics and out of your hands

I first heard about conflict minerals from SocialVibe. I had no idea that practically every electronic I owned could be causing rape and death. That might sound extreme, but unfortunately, it’s happening all the time in Congo, Africa. These minerals are gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten and they make up the components of  most electronics in […]