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Intel Challenges Manufacturers To Avoid "Conflict Metals" 123

Posted by samzenpus
from the cleaning-things-up dept.
retroworks writes "Several news outlets report on Intel's announcement that it will avoid purchases of rare earth minerals and metals, such as tantalum, sourced from high conflict areas such as the Congo basin. Could this lead to manufacturers stating the percentage of their boards which are made from recycled boards, like recycled paper greeting cards?"
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Intel Challenges Manufacturers To Avoid "Conflict Metals"

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  • Re:Busy work (Score:2, Interesting)

    by girlintraining (1395911) on Friday January 10, 2014 @09:46AM (#45916221)

    So this ends up being another needless law that requires companies to to extensive work reporting something that the bad guys have already found a way around.

    It didn't start out that way. There were punishment clauses and a mandate to create an independent body to review the companies being reported to ensure they weren't just laundering fronts. But then Republican happened and it was defanged and defunded.

    Your tax dollars at work.

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