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.
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.
‘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.
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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