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Why we’re telling the Responsible Jewellery Council to clean up or shut down

July 28, 2015 • Shreema Mehta

Last week, we blogged about a Peruvian news investigation that linked American and European companies to illegal and destructive gold mining in the Amazon rainforest.

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The Jewelry Industry’s Role in Illegal Amazon Destruction

June 29, 2015 • Shreema Mehta

A recently published investigative report by Peruvian investigative news site OjoPúblico traced some of the dirtiest gold  — illegally extracted, mercury processed gold from the Amazon — to large American and European companies — including two certified by the Responsible Jewelry Council, a controversial, industry-exclusive gold and diamonds certification system.