My PC cable is dying and I need to buy a new one. I thought about checking out if there’s a “fair trade” cable somewhere but found little info. So I thought about asking here.
Do you know if such a thing exist?
Welcome to the Fairphone Community Forum.
Could you specify what you mean by “PC cable”? The power cable for your computer/laptop?
In case you mean a USB-to-USB-C or USB-to-micro-USB cable, German online shop Vireo now offers somewhat recycable cables that use fair tin:
Thanks for the reply!
Indeed, it was clearer in my head. I meant pc power cable.
And thanks for the recommendation! Are they only in german?
Maybe the FairLötet * guys – who source the fairtrade tin that the Recables offered by Vireo use – can provide better suggestions.
*roughly translates into “FairSolder”
It’s great to hear about other faire trade electronics initiatives. From my researches on google and reddit, there’re still none to only a few (the fairphone, the faire mouse and 1 or 2 others.)
So, I contact the folks at FairLotet and they very kindly replied. Unfotunately, there are no fair trade alternatives… So the best option is to buy used ones And that is what I’m gonna do.
Thank you so much for your recommandations!
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