Deep Sea Mining: Giants Google, BMW, Samsung Support Boycott
The suspension of deep seabed mining has been backed by automakers like BMW and Volvo despite the minerals being used in electric vehicle batteries and products. Reportedly, the companies cite the importance to protect ocean ecosystems that are being tampered by overfishing, noise pollution and climate change. Besides, companies like Samsung and Google have offered their support. Although ocean-mining is in infancy, the companies proposed to explore alternatives of deep-sea minerals.