ILA promotes the sustainability of lead at EU Green Week
The International Lead Association will be represented at the exhibition for EU Green Week, Europe’s biggest annual conference on environment policy (3-5 June).
This year’s theme is Circular economy – saving resources, creating jobs and ILA’s technical manager Alistair Davidson and communications manager Bob Tolliday will be highlighting the importance of lead to the circular economy at the Eurometaux exhibition stand.
Among the subjects they will be discussing with delegates are that lead is the most highly recycled metal in Europe and that lead-based batteries, the most common application for lead, are the most highly recycled product with more than 95% collected and recycled.
The definition of a circular economy is a place where almost nothing is wasted, where the re-use and remanufacturing of products has become standard practice and where sustainability is built into the fabric of society.
ILA Managing Director, Dr Andy Bush, said: “Green Week is a great opportunity for the industry to show the positive contribution lead makes to society in Europe and this year’s theme will emphasise the important role of lead in the circular economy.”
Read the article by ILA on lead batteries and resource efficiency in the latest edition of Pan European Networks
Notes to editors
The International Lead Association is the worldwide membership body that supports companies involved in the mining, smelting, refining and recycling of lead. The ILA represents the producers of about 3 million tonnes of lead.
With offices in the UK and USA the ILA provides a range of technical, scientific and communications support and is focused on all aspects of the industry’s safe production, use and recycling of lead and helps funds bodies such as the International Lead Management Center and International Lead Zinc Research Organization.
The Lead REACH Consortium is a stand-alone project of ILA-Europe and its activities are funded by 100 member companies.
ILA also supports the Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium, which manages the research, development and promotion of lead-based batteries for markets such as hybrid electric vehicles, start-stop automotive systems and grid-scale energy storage applications.