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Ups, downs of tin trading

My United Traders is looking to project a more eco-friendly image on its tin trading business.

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Tin is a critical ingredient in the multitude of electronic gadgets used by today's consumer; bamboo rafts being used to dredge for tin ore in the Batu Belubang beach area in Bangka, Indonesia (above).

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Tin is a critical ingredient in the multitude of electronic gadgets used by today's consumer (above); bamboo rafts being used to dredge for tin ore in the Batu Belubang beach area in Bangka, Indonesia.

FROM mobile phones and laptops to flat-screen TVs and more, tin is a critical ingredient in the multitude of electronic gadgets used by today's consumer. More specifically, the raw material is used as a solder to join metal pieces together.

Chances are that the tin that is in your mobile...

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