smart phones come from mountains
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This video is put out by Fairphone, an Netherlands-based company that produces smart phones with opaque, open, and more socially-responsible supply chains. If this sounds like a plug for the company, it's not, per say. If you're going to get a smartphone, Fairphone is obviously a great alternative to larger corporations. But, what we really appreciate about this video is that it draws our attention no only to issues of responsible sourcing but to the larger reality that every new smartphone draws precious minerals out of mountainsides.