We talk about the circumstances that led to the Campaign for Responsible Technology expanding their work to be international, now the ICRT. Ted then tells a brief story about his interaction with Steve Jobs, and the evolution of Apple’s response to the e-waste issue.
We discuss the outsourcing of hazards from electronic manufacturing, and the book written in conjunction with the Coalition’s anniversary, Challenging the Chip.
We end with Ted’s reflections on founding and running a public interest organization, and his thoughts on the next generation of activists.
It was a real honor to speak with Ted Smith about his life and career of activism. He was very generous with his time, enough to cover four episodes of the podcast. For people wanting to learn more, be sure to read this oral history interview of Ted conducted in 2000.