Where do the metals in your cell phone come from? A Dutch startup is developing an ethical phone and raising awareness of where the metals originate.
On this week's Eco Africa we investigate getting rid of plastic bottles, teaching kids in Ghana the value of separating waste and the possibility that there really may be a sustainable mobile phone.
Fairphone founder Bas van Abel has won the Schwab Foundation's Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In a DW interview, he says his company's impact is much bigger than just the ethical green phones it sells.
The huge number of smartphones in the world, combined with their short lifespans, make the ubiquitous devices a major environmental problem. Could modular designs be the solution?
On this week's eco@africa, we meet Nigerians striving for sustainability, German farmers using ancient Amazonian techniques, and Ugandan school children getting green-fingered with urban farming projects at school.
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