Economics

Beyond the Bike - conflict minerals and smartphones

Ruth Tarrant

1st October 2015

This week Stuart and Claire dipped into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with their bikes. In particular, they were interested in exploring the start of the supply chain for raw materials that eventually end up inside our smartphones and other electronic gizmos, and the devastating impact that the hunt for these minerals has had on the DRC. You can find a quick primer on "conflict minerals" in this video from the Enough Project:

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been an enthusiastic Head of Economics and Politics for many years, having taught in a variety of schools and at university level. She is also a Senior Examiner. Ruth is passionate about boosting the quality of teaching and learning across all subjects in schools and colleges.

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