iFixit’s Basic Phone Repairs that Most of Us Can Do
Tech Soup Blog
APRIL 21, 2014
A single cell phone, for example, is composed of between 500 to 1,000 different components — many sourced from countries that aren’t well-known for safe mining practices, human rights, or environmental practices. In the last 10 years, iron ore production has increased by 180%, cobalt by 165%, and lithium by 125%. Although we’ve been told otherwise, there is no such thing as a “green” cell phone or computer.