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Bangka conference on sustainable mining

Post By: Organic Development on Tuesday, 15 July 2008

An environmental organisation founded by the Bangka Belitung provincial government in Indonesia is hosting an international conference and exhibition in August with the theme of “Sustainable Mining for the Future”. The Green Babel Foundation will host the BABEL I-CONEX 2008 event in Pangkalpinang, Bangka island on 21 – 24 August.

The conference will include papers on best mining practice, environmental management and corporate social responsibility, with keynote speakers including several government ministers and representatives of international mining companies.

Although tin mining has...

New ITRI study shows level of tin use in all key sectors remains strong

Post By: Organic Development on Tuesday, 11 December 2007

ITRI today released new data on global tin use by market sector in 2006 together with information on use trends from 2004-2007. This unique study, carried out as part of ITRI’s Sustainability Project, is based not only on national and international statistics from official agencies, but information from industry experts, and most significantly, direct survey results from downstream tin users.



Key conclusions to be drawn from the new ITRI study include;
• Solders were found to account for around 52% of global...

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