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July 6, 2021

Call to action: Tell the EU to eliminate mercury in light bulbs

Call to action: Tell the EU to eliminate mercury in light bulbs Eliminating all fluorescent bulbs from European markets would significantly reduce toxic mercury pollution, lower carbon emissions and save people and businesses billions of euros in energy consumption. That is why we urge you to tell the European Commission […]
June 4, 2021

Pakistani workers poisoned during scrapping of infamous mercury-laden tanker

The Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) tanker J. NAT has been beached on the shipbreaking shores of Gadani, Pakistan despite clear warnings by Interpol and international civil society groups that the vessel contains high levels of toxics. Local media reports that mercury-contaminated oil sludge was removed from the ship and filled […]
May 26, 2021

Call for proposals for NGO projects on ASGM in Africa and the Caribbean.

The European Environmental Bureau released today a call for proposal for NGO projects on Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining, under the framework of a UNEP/EC funded project in the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) region. We would seek to work in one African and one Caribbean country: if you are interested […]
May 4, 2021

Africa lights a path for Europe to ban toxic mercury in fluorescent bulbs

With African countries demanding the phasing out of fluorescent light bulbs containing mercury, it is high time for the EU to roll out its much-delayed ban of these toxic products.
May 4, 2021

African Countries Lead in Global Effort to Eliminate Toxic Lighting

The Zero Mercury Working Group and the Clean Lighting Coalition applaud a proposed amendment by the African Region to phase out most fluorescent lamps at the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. All fluorescent lights contain mercury. Broken or discarded bulbs haphazardly […]
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