Eden Project aims to cut the impact of global mining

The Eden Project in Cornwall has embarked on a £100,000 tie-up with mining company Rio Tinto.

The money will be used to appoint a mining and sustainable development manager and for a programme of partnership activities involving Rio Tinto and Eden Project staff. Potential audiences include policy makers, government and the general public.

The charity's aim is to help lessen the environmental impacts of mining globally, said Tony Kendle, director of the Eden Project's education and research wing. In particular, it wants to ensure that mining companies have a clear rehabilitation and regeneration exit strategy for communities once they leave.

Kendle admitted that Rio Tinto did not have a good past record but said that the company was now leading the way in terms of trying to make it itself more sustainable. "This partnership won't just be about Rio Tinto, this will be about good practice generally," he said.

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