New agreement signals closer co-operation between ILA and the Chinese lead industry
The lead industry must deliver continuous improvement in environmental, health and safety performance to build trust according to Dr Andy Bush, ILA Managing Director in the Autumn issue of Batteries International.
In the article in the Industry Viewpoint section of the magazine, Dr Bush set out the sustainability credentials of lead and its role as an essential product for a modern society. Used in batteries found in all the world’s one billion cars lead is one of the most recycled commodities in the world and has the potential to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by effi ciently storing electricity generated from both conventional and renewable energy sources.
However Dr Bush warned that lead’s positive contribution to society is in danger of being undermined by the ever-increasing attention of regulators around the world who still associate lead with the health issues connected with its previous dispersive uses in gasoline and paint
He added: ““Clearly raising awareness about the value of lead to society must be a key element of any strategy to defend against calls to further restrict its use.”