More phone companies come clean

Mining waste with forest in the background

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Nokia, Sony, Blackberry, Motorola and LG now have all publicly accepted that their phones probably contain environment-trashing tin from Bangka Island.

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.

We had a new online action ready to send out, but the companies replied very quickly saying they wanted to meet with us as soon as possible.

Everything our supporters have already done to put pressure on Apple and Samsung has got through to them too. They wanted to to get in quickly to avoid a public relations disaster. Just the threat of our supporters taking action was enough to make them own up.

This is another great win for our supporters and an important step towards solving the problems on Bangka Island and our supporters should celebrate their achievements.

Samsung, Nokia, Sony, Blackberry, Motorola, LG and Apple have now all pledged to help the people and environment of Bangka. But Apple is still refusing to admit that its phones contain Bangka tin.

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