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Our Smartphones: Human-Rights Abuses and Pollution in Smartphone Production

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Smartphones from companies such as Apple, Samsung, or HTC are among the most popular consumer and lifestyle products today.

Unfortunately a whole series of problems occur during the global production process, ranging from bad working conditions to environmental pollution.

So what's it like, the life of a Smartphone -- from the production of raw materials through to processing, distribution, usage, and disposal? And what are the problems in each phase?

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Jan Kuenzl is a freelance analyst and writer based in Berlin/Germany. He works on International Relations, Security Policy and the Middle East.

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