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Green groups, health advocates call for the immediate ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment

In a forum organized by Green Convergence, green groups and health advocates gathered to strengthen their call and strongly urge the Aquino administration to ratify the Basel Ban Amendment.

UNIDO and Ban Toxics highlight mercury-free small-scale mining in Kalinga

Environmental justice group BAN Toxics (BT) presented last June 17 the result of its 3-year intervention in the province of Kalinga which helped convert 95% of the small-scale miners in Ga’ang to use mercury-free methods. 

BAN Toxics unveils first mercury-free facility in Mount Diwata
Mount Diwata Purok Federation chairman Algreco Amparo together with the women of Mount Diwata cut the ribbon during the launching of the first and only mercury-free gold processing facility in Mount Diwata, Monkayo, Compostela Valley last May 22, 2014. (Pam Chua/BAN Toxics)

May 23, 2014, Davao City: Environmental justice group BAN Toxics in partnership with the local government of Barangay Mount Diwata and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) opened the first and only mercury-free gold processing facility in Mount Diwata, Monkayo, Compostela Valley.