Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
Six years after the International Labour Organizatio6 (ILO)
launched the International Programme on the
Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), reliabloata are still lacking.
A recent ILO estimate places the number of
child workers across the world at 73 million. With most nations
not even recognising the problem - only 19
countries are participating in the IPEC - that is a conservative
estimate. If children not enrolled in schools are
counted, one could add another 90 million from India alone, most
of them girls. The actual number probably
runs into hundreds of millions - a sizeable percentage of the two
billion who are under 18 years of age.