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Lead-battery powered green energy for Africa scoops $1million prize

An innovative lead-battery powered tractor designed to help bring affordable green energy and food security to communities across Africa, has won a $1million global prize.

Industry advises on new UN guidelines for environmentally sound battery recycling

ILA’s Dr Steve Binks, Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs, has been in Geneva working with the UN and other industry experts tov develop updated guidelines for the responsible recycling of lead batteries. Here he explains why this is a key element of the lead and lead battery industries’ approach to material stewardship.

Safe stewardship key to managing childhood lead exposures: UNICEF

A new report from UNICEF presents five recommendations for the private sector, governments, and civil society to support UNICEF’s aims to end childhood lead poisoning.

‘Environmentally sounds’ lead battery guidance for Africa

A United Nations agency has published a guidance manual on the environmentally sound management of waste lead acid batteries aimed at African states.

Global guidelines on managing lead battery recycling discussed in Geneva

Updated technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management and recycling of lead batteries have been reviewed by the Basel Convention – a UN group tasked with setting rules for managing waste.

Tackling poor lead recycling in developing countries

ILA’s Dr Steve Binks briefed policymakers and industry on the critical role of responsible sourcing at the international Lead Zinc Study Group in Lisbon.

‘Nobel’ prize for environmental campaigner who exposed sub-standard lead battery recycling

Environmentalist Phyllis Omido has been awarded a prestigious award in Sweden for her work highlighting environmental issues.Ms Omido rose to prominence after highlighting the impact of inappropriate lead recycling in her home village in Kenya in 2010.

Delegates at the Bangladesh workshop learn more about safe lead battery recycling

ILA’s technical consultant Brian Wilson supported LeadBattery360’s program at a four-day interactive workshop on safe lead battery recycling and manufacturing in Bangladesh.

Nigerian delegation briefed on LeadBattery360

A delegation of Nigerian businesses and government officials visited Germany in September to find out more about the country’s lead battery recycling industry.

Creating a future free from childhood lead exposure

Lead Battery 360° founding trade associations share a common corporate social responsibility and environmental, sustainability governance mission to protect every child’s potential by creating a future free from lead exposure. Through collective action, we can protect children’s health from lead exposure, which impacts 1 in 3 children globally.

Lead batteries to provide energy storage for East Africa hospital project

Proposals to deploy lead battery technology as part of two projects to provide innovative energy storage systems for an African nation have been drawn up by partners including the Consortium for Battery Innovation.

G7 expert meeting sets out actions on lead pollution

ILA’s Dr Steve Binks joined a G7 working group lead (Pb) expert meeting in Washington DC in November organised by the USA, Germany, the European Union to discuss concrete actions designed to help reduce the impact of lead pollution in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Industry associations reaffirm commitment to help tackle informal lead battery recycling

Four associations representing the lead and lead battery industries have launched a program designed to help reduce substandard and informal lead battery recycling in low-and-middle income countries (LMICs).

ILA to join international review of battery recycling standards

An international environmental body which oversees the safe global management of chemicals and waste has agreed to review and update the guidelines for responsibly recycling lead batteries.

G7 working group endorses LeadBattery360° project

Recommendations from a G7 workshop co-hosted by the EU and the USA and sponsored by the German government include LeadBattery360° as an example of an effective industry initiative helping tackle the problem of informal lead battery recycling in low and middle-income countries.

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