One Last Call articles:
- Gorkie cartoons from ThoughtLAB14 hosted by Carlton Connect Initiative as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week
- Last call on a changing climate (ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences)
- One Last Call catalogue essay by Dr Stephen Haley, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
- Eat It podcast: Renee Beale speaks about One Last Call on 3RRR FM, 16 April
- Art + Climate = Change 2017 highlights (UNSW Art & Design)
- Byte Into IT podcast: Anna Madeleine and Renee Beale speak on Byte Into IT on Triple R, 29 March
Mobile phone recycling articles:
- Is deep sea mining vital for a greener future – even if it destroys ecosystems? (The Guardian)
A new gold rush is targeting rich ores on the ocean floor containing valuable metals needed for smartphones and green technologies, but also hosting exotic ecosystems.
- Digging for rare earths: The mines where iPhones are born (CNET)
"The base of the mine is several football fields wide. Massive yellow excavators pull huge clumps of dirt from the earth, depositing them into equally giant haulers."
- Our smartphone addiction is costing the Earth (Techradar)
"Right now, there's no choice when it comes to what goes into your smartphone: handsets all rely on the same set of minerals and rare Earth metals, and all of these are becoming more scarce."
- Baotou is the world’s biggest supplier of rare earth minerals and it’s hell on Earth (news.com)
"This pastureland turned wasteland on the edge of the Gobi desert is a toxic nightmare, evidence of the horrific effect the pursuit of consumerism has had on Earth."
Illegal mining hits Congo gorilla population: conservationists (Reuters)
"The world's largest gorilla sub-species has seen its population fall 77 percent over the past two decades, a trend linked to illegal mining for coltan, a key mineral used in the production of cell phones and electronics, a new report has found."
- e-waste: What happens to discarded televisions, computers and mobile phones? (ABC News)
"Ninety-eight per cent of your mobile phone can be recycled back to its former material and put back into the supply chain for making new products" - Spyro Kalos, Mobile Muster
- Tokyo Olympics: Medals to be made from recycled mobile phones donated by the public (ABC News)
"The Games organising committee hopes to gather as much as eight tonnes of metal — 40 kg of gold, 2,920 kg of silver and 2,994 kg of bronze — from outdated mobile phones and small household appliances donated by people across Japan."
- Where to Find Rare Earth Elements (NOVA Next)
"One way we can all contribute is by digging our old cell phones out of our desks. Each phone contains up to a few grams of rare earths."
- Congo has most dangerous cup of coffee in the world (The Australian/Wall Street Journal)
"Congo’s specialty coffee production has surged to as much as 960 tonnes a year from almost nothing in 2008, according to the Eastern Congo Initiative, a non-profit group that rejuvenates local agriculture."
- One Last Thing Before I Go (This American Life)
Act One: Producer Miki Meek tells the story of a phone booth in Japan that attracts thousands of people who lost loved ones in the 2011 tsunami and earthquake.