Friends of the Earth Cardiff - indonesia http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/taxonomy/term/181/all en More phone companies come clean http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/more-phone-companies-come-clean <p><img width="500" height="365" src="/files/foecardiff/images/mining_Bangka.jpg" alt="Mining waste with forest in the background" /></p> <p>&copy; Friends of the Earth</p> <p>Nokia, Sony, Blackberry, Motorola and LG now have all publicly accepted that their phones probably contain environment-trashing tin from Bangka Island.</p> <p>Last week we wrote to these big mobile phone producers to let them know that we were turning our attention to them. We told them that over 25,000 people have contacted Apple and Samsung and that they could expect to hear from lots of you soon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/more-phone-companies-come-clean">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/more-phone-companies-come-clean#comments Corporate accountability Australasia indonesia Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:39:55 +0000 Chris 576 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Ask Apple to come clean http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/ask-apple-come-clean <p><img width="500" height="365" alt="Tin mining waste heaps with forest beyond" src="/files/foecardiff/images/mining_Bangka.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photo: &copy; Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>For the past six months Apple has ignored the questions from 25,000 Friends of the Earth supporters about the hidden impact of its iPhones. Stories of child labour and environmental destruction have been met with silence.</p> <p>Now Apple has released a statement about Bangka island:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/ask-apple-come-clean">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/ask-apple-come-clean#comments Corporate accountability Nature Australasia indonesia Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:45:36 +0000 Chris 574 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Turn up the heat on Apple http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/turn-heat-apple <p><img width="500" height="365" alt="Mining spoil heaps with tropical forest in distance" src="/files/foecardiff/images/mining_Bangka.jpg" /></p> <p>The devastation caused by tin mining on Bangka Island <em>&copy; Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Thousands of emails from our amazing suporters forced Apple's biggest rival, Samsung, to confirm that it uses forest-trashing tin from Indonesia's Bangka Island in its products.</p> <p>But Apple is still refusing to go public about whether its phones contain tin from Bangka Island.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/turn-heat-apple">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/turn-heat-apple#comments archive Corporate accountability Australasia indonesia Thu, 23 May 2013 14:29:16 +0000 Chris 562 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Samsung admits to using unsustainable tin http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/samsung-admits-using-unsustainable-tin <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/mining_Bangka.jpg" alt="mined land with forest in the background" width="500" height="365" /></p> <p>Photo: &copy; Friends of the Earth</p> <p>Friends of the Earth suupporters have forced the world's biggest-selling smartphone maker to confirm that it uses forest-trashing tin in its products.</p> <p>Samsung, a multi-billion pound company, has investigated its supply chain and discovered that it uses Bangka Island's tin. This tin mining is destroying tropical forests, coral reefs and livelihoods.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/samsung-admits-using-unsustainable-tin">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/samsung-admits-using-unsustainable-tin#comments Corporate accountability Nature Australasia indonesia Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:04:36 +0000 Chris 558 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Samsung admits to using unsustainable tin http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/samsung-admits-using-unsustainable-tin-0 <p><img width="500" height="365" src="/files/foecardiff/images/mining_Bangka.jpg" alt="Mounds of mining waste with forest in the distance." /></p> <p>Photo: &copy; Friends of the Earth</p> <p>Friends of the Earth supporters have forced the world's biggest-selling smartphone maker to confirm that it uses forest-trashing tin in its products.</p> <p>Samsung, a multi-billion pound company, has investigated its supply chain and discovered that it uses Bangka Island's tin. This tin mining is destroying tropical forests, coral reefs and livelihoods.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/samsung-admits-using-unsustainable-tin-0">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/samsung-admits-using-unsustainable-tin-0#comments archive Corporate accountability Nature Australasia business indonesia Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:04:36 +0000 Chris 559 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Smartphones destroy forests and coral reefs http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/smartphones-destroy-forests-and-coral-reefs <p><img width="500" height="365" alt="Spoil heaps and holes full of water with tropical forest in the background" src="/files/foecardiff/images/mining_Bangka.jpg" /></p> <p>&copy; Ulet</p> <p>Research by Friends of the Earth has found that smartphones sold by Samsung and Apple almost certainly contain tin from Indonesia where mining is devastating forests and farmland, coral reefs and many communities.</p> <p>Tin is used for solder in phones, computers, and all other electronic gadgets. Around a third of the world's tin comes from Bangka and neighbouring island Belitung.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/smartphones-destroy-forests-and-coral-reefs">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/smartphones-destroy-forests-and-coral-reefs#comments archive Corporate accountability Nature Australasia indonesia Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:08:10 +0000 Chris 547 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Unilever, put the brakes on destructive palm oil http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/unilever-put-brakes-destructive-palm-oil <p><img width="250" height="161" alt="Unilever put the brakes on destructive palmoil! " src="/files/foecardiff/images/Unilever_and_destructive-palmoil.jpeg" /></p> <p>Please join Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) and tell Unilever to stop buying unsustainable palm oil from the Malaysian company IOI.</p> <p>The expansion of palm oil cultivation in South East Asia often comes at the expense of small farmers and forests.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/unilever-put-brakes-destructive-palm-oil">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/unilever-put-brakes-destructive-palm-oil#comments archive Corporate accountability Australasia Borneo indonesia Malaysia Wed, 18 May 2011 06:27:44 +0000 Chris 398 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Palm oil day of action photo gallery http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/palm-oil-day-action-photo-gallery <h2>Palm oil day of action 2009, Queen Street, Cardiff</h2> <p><img alt="Two Orang-utangs in boxes saying Homeless and hungry, Please help" src="/files/foecardiff/image_1028.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="Person browsing at stall" src="/files/foecardiff/image_1029.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="Explaining the palm oil campaign to visitors" src="/files/foecardiff/image_1031.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="People signing postcards at the stall" src="/files/foecardiff/image_1030.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photos: Lyndsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/palm-oil-day-action-photo-gallery#comments archive Corporate accountability Australasia Borneo indonesia Malaysia Sat, 29 Aug 2009 15:27:56 +0000 admin 103 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Palm Oil http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/palm-oil <p><img width="500" height="375" alt="Palm oil protest stall Queen Street, Cardiff" src="/files/foecardiff/images/image_1030.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Cardiff Friends of the Earth palm oil campaign stall, Queen Street Photo: Lindsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Demand for palm oil, a vegetable oil, is the most significant cause of rainforest loss in Malaysia and Indonesia.</p> <p>Palm oil is found in 10 per cent of supermarket products. These include:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/palm-oil">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/palm-oil#comments archive Corporate accountability Australasia Borneo business indonesia Malaysia nature Thu, 01 Sep 2005 00:00:00 +0000 admin 105 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk