- Category: Materials and Recycling
- Published: Sunday, 05 November 2017 22:46
- Written by Mei-Ling Shek
Videos & Discussion Hosted By Mei-Ling Shek
What are conflict minerals, or blood minerals as some call them? What do they have to do with us?
We will first view the video “How to Avoid Conflict Minerals” from PBS, as Alison Stewart explains the role of conflict minerals, mined and sold by warlords in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and their paths to our consumer products. Then we will view Marcus Bleasdale’s documentary “Capturing Conflict Mineral Trade in DRC” to understand the tremendous human toll of conflict minerals.
In 2010, the United States Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, and section 1502 mandates the issuance of rules requiring certain companies to disclose their use of conflict minerals if those minerals are "necessary to the functionality or production of a product" manufactured by those companies. What has happened to the law since then?
Join us as for this interesting session where we look at the conflict minerals problem and discover how we are affected by it.