This brief factsheet provides an overview of the supply chains of heated tobacco products. It exemplifies how the environment is degraded in mineral mining and how human rights are violated in the process. The highlighted example is the mining of copper in Peru, which is needed to produce the batteries. A graphic shows the structure of heated tobacco products and the raw materials they contain.
Authors: Sonja von Eichborn, Michael Reckordt
Editors: Unfairtobacco, PowerShift
Published: December 2022
Hardly any other raw material has such a high potential for environmental hazards as copper.
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