We definitely need better, cleaner, and safer batteries, but the horrible labor conditions will exist, with or without them. Many industries are outsourcing labor to these unregulated countries.
We need legislation that prohibits the use of near slave labor. Laws that bar products made under those conditions from entering the US.
I don't think we should turn a blind eye to the fact that many of our possessions are made in sweatshops. Often by children.
I bring this up because the piece made it sound like the product's fault. That somehow if we change the product the issue will be resolved. It won't.
The only way it will change is if we take a stand and refuse services and products from those sources.
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