Thema Raw materials

Milieudefensie would like us in the near future to recycle all our raw materials so we would hardly have to drill or mine for new ones. Repair, trade in used products and materials, recycling and other business sectors should increase. This way we can prevent waste and our prosperity will no longer be at the cost of people and the environment on other continents.

Tin mining

How smart is your mobile phone really?

Tin mining

If you look further than your screen, you’ll see what manufacturers don’t want you to see. The Indonesian island of Bangka is being destroyed to provide the tin for our tablets, laptops and mobile telephones. But Bangka’s tin mines could start operating responsibly right away, if the producers of our electronic gadgets chose to do so – and people, wildlife and nature would be spared.

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02 juni 2015 02 juni 2015