Philippines – Marilao Used Lead-Acid Battery Recycling

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Population affected
Children Under 6 Affected
Date started
May 2005

Marilao is a small town located in the province of Bulacan, Philippines, outside Manila. The largest lead battery recycler in the country, the Philippine Recyclers Inc (PRI), has a smelting plant here, and a vast cottage industry of unregulated lead recycling has sprung up on the plant’s outskirts. Working with PRI, it has been possible to restrict lead releases and to reduce local exposures to lead dust.