Workshop on Sound Management of Used Lead Acid Batteries: Report

United Nations Environment Programme (2015)

This is a report from a workshop on the environmentally sound management of used lead acid batteries (ULAB) held in Osaka, Japan on 26-27 November 2015. UNEP partners with governments and stakeholders to address the environmental and health risk pose by lead. Most of lead is used for batteries globally, and their unsound management and recycling are causing health and environmental damage in many places. This small workshop was aimed at initiating the analysis of the trade, recycling and health/environmental impact of ULAB, and elaborate on possible UNEP activities to address this issue, starting with some countries in Asia. Draft analysis was presented at the workshop, and the development of regional, subregional and national strategies was proposed.

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