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BAD BUSINESS: Samsung Admits to Using Tin Linked to Child Labor, Deforestation; Apple Mum on Sourcing

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Mobile device giant Samsung has admitted to using tin sourced from a controversial mining operation on the Indonesian island of Bangka, where unregulated mining kills 150 miners a year

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Past Member (0)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 7:43 pm
Bastards Thanks for sharing Rose Cheers

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 7:54 pm
Thank you! We will boycott Samsung. (N, P, T)

pam w (139)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 10:01 pm
Don't they make ENOUGH money?

MUST they exploit people and the planet in this way?

Is there NO END to human greed?

Elsa Boet (0)
Friday April 26, 2013, 2:57 am

Siti R (12)
Friday April 26, 2013, 3:01 am
in a world where corporate greed respond to consumer demands, we are as much to blame! check your mobile services if they uphold green standards.

Past Member (0)
Friday April 26, 2013, 3:04 am

Past Member (0)
Friday April 26, 2013, 3:08 am
Glad people read the article. They at least followed up on the petition. They did not source directly, but found out one of the suppliers did. Other companies will follow, it's not an easy analysis to perform.

alicia m (97)
Friday April 26, 2013, 4:16 am
noted, gracias Cal and gracias Rose

Ben O (171)
Friday April 26, 2013, 6:51 am
Samsung belongs in The Hall of Shame!

S S (0)
Friday April 26, 2013, 12:26 pm
Thank you.

Janet R (38)
Friday April 26, 2013, 1:43 pm
Apple is not innocent either. When you outsource part of your supply chain to a company that doesn't care and just wants to maximize profits, then this behavior is the result. We, the consumers, are to blame for our insatiable need for more and more products.

Birgit W (160)
Friday April 26, 2013, 2:27 pm

Betty Kelly (4)
Friday April 26, 2013, 2:31 pm
Another example of greed destroying Earth.

Past Member (0)
Friday April 26, 2013, 3:34 pm
I agree the more products we want the more this will happen

Rose Becke (141)
Friday April 26, 2013, 3:59 pm

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Friday April 26, 2013, 7:43 pm
The sad thing is that there is no shame. What is more troubling is that there are so many who will buy their products no matter what terrible things Samsung does.

Jason S (50)
Friday April 26, 2013, 8:25 pm
Good posting, thanks

Helen Porter (39)
Friday April 26, 2013, 8:43 pm
People are fair game, lives are to be exploited and to what end?

All too soon death will beckon and the wealth will not redeem.

Past Member (0)
Friday April 26, 2013, 8:54 pm
They don't care

Elizabeth M (65)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 3:57 pm
We all have to be on our guard and source out where anything we buy is made and what it is made out of. I guess this is the way of the new world!
Thanks for posting Cal.

. (0)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 4:21 pm
Deny, deny, deny and then settle up with a standard suppression of freedom of speech clause because no big company wants negative publicity. You find this in politics; in big business especially in the shale/bitumen industry and in the Natural Gas industry. Lying sacks of well you get my drift.

Judith Hand (55)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 6:17 pm
Noted. I'm proud that they admitted it; would that more businesses would be that honest!

Lynn C (94)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 2:32 pm

Sergio Padilla (65)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 10:51 am

Klaus Peters (14)
Monday May 6, 2013, 12:31 am
What a sick world we live in, using the poor to feed the rich. Disgusting!

Yvonne F (181)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 9:51 am
Shouldn't they have thought about this from the beginning? Thanks Cal
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