Globally, Metal Mining Employs Less Than 1% of the Workforce But Consumes as Much as 10% of Energy

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Globally, Metal Mining Employs Less Than 1% of the Workforce But Consumes as Much as 10% of Energy

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Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 4:39pm

CAMPAIGN: Making Sustainable Jewlery Mainstream

CONTENT: Press Release

 

Unstable Governments
    • The Democratic Republic of Congo produces more than $2 billion of diamonds annually, but 90% of its population (60 million people) lives in poverty

    • 70% of the world's gold comes from developing countries such as Guatemala and Ghana

    • Nearly 2 million children work in mines around the world. Thousands more children work in cutting and polishing factories

    • Burma exports 80-90% of the world's rubies and jadeite

    • Madagascar produces 50% of the world's sapphires

    • Globally, metal mining employs less than 1% of the workforce but consumes as much as 10% of energy

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Keywords: Democratic Republic of Congo | Energy | Ghana | Guatemala | METAL | Mining

CAMPAIGN: Making Sustainable Jewlery Mainstream

CONTENT: Press Release

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