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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?

This clip is part of the WissensWerte Series, run by the German non-profit /e-politik.de/ e.V.

Animation: Julia Kotulla and Jörn Barkemeyer

 

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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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