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Global partnership to protect children from lead exposure announced

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 13:43 -- Paul Crompton

US non-profit organsiation Pure Earth, Clarios Foundation and UNICEF have begun a three-year partnership to prevent children being exposed to lead from informal smelting operations. 

The organisations will work together as founding partners of the Protecting Every Child’s Potential (PECP) initiative, which aims to mobilise international action to prevent lead contamination. 

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Industry warned on reputational risk from rogue battery recyclers

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 21:24 -- John Shepherd
Industry warned on reputational risk from rogue battery recyclers

The lead battery industry has been praised for ramping up efforts to tackle rogue recyclers— whose illegitimate activities have been linked to rising death rates in nearly 60 countries.

The president of non-profit organisation Pure Earth, Richard Fuller, told the International Lead Association’s (ILA) Pb2019 conference in Madrid “informal recyclers” were a threat to human health and posed reputational risks for the legitimate lead industry.

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