Send your comments to the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) announced in February that it had begun an independent investigation of the environmental and public health issues associated with trans-boundary movement and recycling of lead batteries. This investigation…Read More

Sign the petition on

Nathan Hyman, a seven-year-old in San Francisco, has posted a petition on to ask Johnson Controls to stop unsafe lead battery recycling in Mexico. Support our cause and sign his petition here…Read More

OK International published report on lead battery industry

Children living near battery manufacturing and recycling plants in developing countries have 13 times more lead in their blood than U.S. children according to the study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. Read more:…Read More

OK International Releases New Report on Increasing U.S. Lead Battery Exports to Mexico

Exports of used lead batteries from the United States to Mexico increased 112% in 2010. As a result, OK International launched an investigation into lead battery recycling practices in Mexico and concluded that the disparity between U.S. and Mexican…Read More

OK International Launches Ethical Gold

OK International is launching a program to reduce environmental impacts of gold mining by encouraging increased recycling of gold. Ethical Gold, a fiscally sponsored project of Occupational Knowledge International, will partner with nonprofit organizations to…Read More

The Toxic Side of India's Battery Industry

See quote from OK International in a recent article by India's

Few Indian Companies Meet Battery Collection Requirements

Please see a recent article highlighting the failure of the Battery Management Rules requiring the collection of used lead batteries in India:
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