India ​to legalise mica mining in bid to tackle endemic child labour

Author: Kate Hodal, Guardian [UK], Published on: 8 May 2017

India is to legalise the mining of mica, a sparkly mineral used in eyeshadows and car paint, in a bid to cut the number of children who labour – and often die – to produce it...Activists lauded the decision to legalise mica mining, but warned that high poverty levels meant the move was unlikely to stop child labour. [refers to L’Oréal, Estée Lauder, Rimmel, Merck, BMW, Vauxhall (part of General Motors) and Audi (part of Volkswagen)]

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