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Environmental organization Friends of the Earth has published a report calling out Apple on allegedly using dangerous and illegally mined tin on its products. The tin reportedly comes from Bangka Island in Indonesia and the group says that it is “linked to the destruction of tropical forests, coral reefs and fishermen’s livelihoods.”
Some activists for the group have even left tags on Apple products in stores asking if they contained tin from the area:
Apple has responded by updating their Supplier Responsibility page, saying that they will be leading a “fact-finding visit” to find out more about the matter:
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Bangka Island, Indonesia, is one of the world’s principal tin-producing regions.