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Calls for more stringent regulations for Indonesian smelters

Fri, 09/18/2015 - 09:48 -- Paul Crompton
Calls for more stringent regulations for Indonesian smelters

Indonesia must tighten regulations to minimise health risks surrounding the country’s used lead–acid batteries (ULAB) recycling plants, the 4th International Lead Recycling conference was told.

Budi Susilorini, the Indonesia Country Coordinator at not-for-profit health and environment organisation Blacksmith Institute told delegates a staggering 70% of the country’s 300,000 batteries were processed by informal small-scale smelters in 2010.

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