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From metals to phone: who works on it and what are the conditions?

Read the first three pages of the brochure about the raw materials of a mobile phone – the metals needed to make the phone function: Would you like a phone made of gold?

Watch the first three minutes of the film Congo´s Tin Soldiers about the cassiterite mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Cassiterite is used to make tin, and tin is used to solder. Solder is necessary for all electronics. There has been a growing demand for tin in the electronics industry in recent years.

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Now you can answer questions 5 and 6 on your worksheet.

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