The Life Cycle of a Cell Phone
If you would like to learn more about some of the stages in the life cycle of a cell phone, here is a list of links to videos on the extraction of raw materials, production of cell phones, and waste disposal.
Extraction of coltan in the DRC:
Extraction of oil in Nigeria:
- Money alone can't fix the Nigerian village ruined by Shell's oil
- Nigerian oil and the disappearing money
Production of cell phones in China:
Disposal of e-waste in Ghana and China: