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PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE?

Products such as smartphones, laptops, printers..., have become an integral part of our daily lives.
However, the producers of these devices want to sell as many of them as possible.
Therefore, they often deliberately design products that break down faster and cannot be repaired or recycled. Both the consumer and the planet suffer as a result. The raw materials needed for this insatiable ICT hunger are extracted by the mining industry. Mining is extremely polluting with big consequences for the people and the environment. That is why we demand that our politicians urgently put a stop to the malpractices of planned obsolescence. Are you with us?

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There is an unlimited appetite for resources on a biophysically limited earth. The resource issues will be high on the international agenda in the next decades and plays, just like the energy shortage, a key role in the climate story. Play this video to know more.

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The Tin Supply Chain Miniseries, Part I

Monitoring of the Tin Mines in Bolivia Since autumn 2020, CATAPA vzw has been partnering up with Electronics Watch - an independent monitoring organisation with experts in human rights and global supply chains - and
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‘Greenwashing’ of the mining industry

'Greenwashing' of the mining industry A warm nest, your own car and the latest smartphone; many of us are used to a life of luxury. However, continuing to meet these needs requires an energy transition.
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Take part in the free escaperoom Re-Connect!

Take part in the free escaperoom Re-Connect! Always wanted to do an escaperoom, but never got around to it? Fond of your smartphone, but don't know what's inside? Then participate in the free escaperoom Re-Connect.
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Art and unity in Cajamarca

Art and unity in Cajamarca “What if we sing?”, she asks as she pulled a small paper with some scribbles that formed lyrics out of her pocket. She is one of the Defensoras de la
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Make ICT Fair

Challenging the sustainability of the global ICT supply chain; from mining to procurement.
For the coming 3 years, CATAPA together with 10 other partners across Europe will campaign on manufacturing and mining in the electronics industry.

Catapa is currently working in Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. Find out more about the cases!

Bolivia

Oruro

Colombia

La Colosa, Cajamarca

Perú

Comités de Vigilancia, Cajamarca

Programa Sui Sui, Iquitos

Ecuador

Project Mirador

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