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Want Is The New Need The POLLU-TE 13 includes these hidden extras: Resource Depletion Components include rare minerals and precious metals Ecosystem Destruction Mining pollutes rivers, destroys forests, and drains watersheds Land Grabbing Mining developments are penetrating community lands and protected areas Inbuilt Obsolescence Upgrade soon to next generation model Toxic Waste Discarded electronics are dumped overseas

To find out more about the hidden costs behind our electronic gadgets, download the report Short Circuit: The Lifecycle of our Electronic Gadgets and the True Cost to Earth.

www.gaiafoundation.org

Conflict Minerals The scramble for evermore scarce minerals fuels armed violence Poor Working Conditions Manufacturing is outsourced for cheap labour

The hidden costs behind our electronic gadgets  

The Lifecycle of our Electronic Gadgets and the True Cost to Earth http://www.gaiafoundation.org/sites/default/files/ShortCircuit_lores.pdf

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