Australian Battery Recycling Initiative
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Children mining cobalt in slave-like conditions as global demand for battery material surges

Posted on: July 25th, 2018

When you make the decision to throw away your mobile phone and to buy a new one, take a moment to consider the impact of your decision on others. This story in this latest article on cobalt mining is not new, but does highlight the seriousness of our consumer behaviour. To read the article on cobalt mining, click here. A news item by CNN a few weeks ago really brings it home. Click here to view the CNN expose. It is in this context that industry and government are working together to understand each others perspective and to find a true solution to battery stewardship.