This brief factsheet provides an overview of the supply chains of water pipes. 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 bauxite in Guinea in West Africa used to produce aluminium. A graphic shows the structure of water pipes and the raw materials they contain.
Authors: Sonja von Eichborn, Michael Reckordt
Editors: Unfairtobacco, PowerShift
Published: December 2022
The resettlement areas where bauxite had previously been mined, rather resemble a desert. That is why almost no plants are growing in the new village.