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Beauty companies and the struggle to source child labour-free mica

Author: Peter Bengtsen & Laura Paddison, Guardian [UK], Published on: 27 July 2016

Nearly a decade after child labour in mica mining came to light, the cosmetic industry’s progress on cleaning up its supply chain for the glittery mineral has been slow and tricky...more than a decade after cosmetics suppliers were alerted to its existence, child labour remains prevalent in mica mining in the two states of Jharkand and Bihar, responsible for around 25% of the world’s production.

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Related companies: Estée Lauder L'Oreal Lush Merck