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The African country is the world’s largest producer of the mineral—a vital ingredient in lithium-ion batteries for electric cars, smartphones and laptops. But Congolese are suffering as a result.
Smartphones are amazing, but they’re also made by exploited workers using illicit materials that help foster war and add to global toxic pollution when we’re done with them in about two years.
The dirty little secret of the consumer electronics boom is that a lot of the sexy little gadgets you use every day are made from minerals that help fund what this video says is “the deadliest conflict in the world since the holocaust.”
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