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The Ecologist Film Unit (EFU) is a UK-based not-for-profit news organisation dedicated to investigative reporting on environmental issues, with a particular focus on food and farming, wildlife and consumer affairs. We produce original investigative content for broadcast, print and online output, and work with external media outlets and partners to maximise exposure.

The deadly cost of smartphones

An investigation by the Ecologist Film Unit and NGO Friends of the Earth has linked mining for tin for use in the manufacture of smartphones to a number of environmental problems on the Indonesian island of Bangka.

And research has shown how leading smartphone brands ‘almost certainly’ use tin originating from the island.

Read the full report, Mining for smartphones: the true cost of tin here

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