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The challenges of creating a sustainable smartphone

According to a 2018 study by researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, 85% of the emissions impact from a smartphone comes from production rather than use. Moreover, smartphones typically contain metals and minerals that are mined and extracted at the risk of both human and environmental health. A Netherlands-based social enterprise is attempting to change this through the creation of a sustainable smartphone. Read about some challenges it has faced since 2013.


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