(Truth Theory) Whilst the news of Britain’s pledge to ban the sale of both petrol and diesel cars in favour of electric vehicles by 2040 sounds positive at first, reports have stated that there is a very serious downside that has recently been revealed.
According to reports, children as young as four years old are working in mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo in order to check the rocks for signs of cobalt, which is used to create the batteries that power the electric cars. The investigation found that there are currently around 40,000 children working daily in the polluted, dusty mines for as little as 8p a day.
The Daily Mail claimed that the majority of big motor manufacturers producing electric vehicles currently purchase their cobalt from the impoverished central African state, as it is the world’s biggest producer of the chemical element.
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