"When you’re deep in the mine, the work is very dangerous. We have to be very careful, because you could end up in a landslide. Then you’ll be buried under the sand. The miners can be killed, buried alive under the debris."
~ Ijal, tin miner
We don’t need to destroy tropical islands and violate human rights to make well-functioning smartphones. Manufacturers, tin companies and governments have the ability to make tin mining responsible and sustainable.
must restore the land they use for tin mining and stay away from coral reefs
must pay a fair price for responsibly mined tin used in their electronics products
must require manufacturers to take responsibility for their tin
Microsoft has been invited several times to coöperate with an initiative for responsible tin mining. Still Microsoft has not answered with a yes. Therefor now is the time to increase the pressure and call on Microsoft publicly to no longer choose the side of destructive tin mining, but to coöperate on a sustainable, fair alternative.
We, the users of smartphones, laptops, and other devices, want electronics companies to use only responsibly mined tin from Bangka.