So, i am currently thinking of getting a Fairphone. I recently had a discussion with colleagues from university, about whether it is a good idea to buy a Fairphone or a used Smartphone.
One guy brought up, that the parts that make up a Fairphone, cannot be “Fair-Trade”.
So i wanted to investigate about that, but i can’t find anything about it really. I mean i read that the rare-earths (do you call it that in english?) are as fair as possible. But are the components, like the LCD screens, batterys, CPUs, etc. also fair? Where do they come from?
I would really like to get deeper into this topic, because i think it is very important, but to make well-founded arguments, i need to have more facts at hand.
Maybe i was just too stupid to find it, i would really appreciate if someone could help me on that matter