Philippines – Meycauayan Tannery Center

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Population affected
180,000
Children Under 6 Affected
61,200
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Meycauayan, a town about 12 miles (19 kms) north of Manila, is the tannery center of the Philippines. First established in 1903, there are now around 120 tanneries employing about 8,000 people in the area. As part of broader efforts in the area, the Tannery Association has been working with its members to reduce the amounts and toxicity of wastes released to the local water systems.