Saturday, November 13, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Karen Allen, 2009, The Human Cost of Mining in DR Congo
David Sullivan & Sarah K. Dreier, 2009, Electronics and Atrocities
BAN works on the environmental and social impacts of toxic trade. While some sections of this website haven't been updated in a while, it has some good information on the Basel Convention and related issues. It's also worth having a look at the Basel Convention website.
Tanya Ha, E-Waste
Electronics Takeback Coalition
This coalition promotes green design and responsible recycling in the electronics industry. The website has some excellent resources, including an annual electronics recycling report card.
Information on how to reduce electronics waste at home, work, and school, and how to put pressure on electronics companies and governments to support greener electronics. This site has a US focus, but many of the ideas are relevant for Australians.
Download 'The Story of Electronics' movie, read FAQ sheets, find out what you can do. Again, this has a US focus, but is still useful.
The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance
This project is "a voluntary system to independently verify compliance with environmental, human rights and social standards for mining operations." As well as providing an overview of the project and its members, it links to some useful information, including on Australia's Mining Certification Evaluation Project.
Aida Akl, 2010, Tracing DRC's Conflict Minerals a Daunting Task
More information on the difficulties involved in tracing conflict minerals.
RESOLVE was commissioned by the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) Extractives Workgroup to map the supply chain for key electronics components. This wiki provides example supply chains.