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A Year On From Corporate Pledges To Improve Sourcing, Children Continue To Die In Illegal Mica Mines (#SoThatYourCarCanSparkle)

December 26th, 2017 | by James Ayre

We reported a while back on the fact that a large portion of the mica that's now sold on the international market — and used to make car paints, cosmetics, etc. sparkle — is originating from illegal child and debt labor mines in India. That was over a year ago now. Has anything changed since then? Based on a follow-up report from the Thomson Reuters Foundation, no — children are still working in illegal mica mines in large numbers, they're still dying or disappearing, their deaths are still being covered up, and it's still so that people in wealthier places can drive cars that sparkle

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