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BEST Battery Ecolabel

Posted 24 January 2008 by Jacob Malthouse to Ecolabel News.

According to an Indian newspaper article the IFC has supported development of an ecolabel for batteries called “Better Environmental Sustainability Targets” or BEST. The World Health Organization estimates that 120 million people worldwide are overexposed to lead, with 99 percent of them residing in developing countries. Our research indicates less than 20% of ecolabels are developing country based.

This looks like a great initiative. International donor partnering with an NGO to develop a standard for a product sorely in need of one.