November 12, 2021

ZMWG @ Minamata COP4.1

The Zero Mercury Working Group participated at the Minamata Convention COP4.1 Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation, it was agreed that the fourth Conference of the Parties (COP-4) would take place in two segments: a first segment (COP4.1) to be conducted online within the period of 1 to 5 November […]
September 1, 2021

Request for proposal for a study of alternatives to mercury-added products in Trinidad and Tobago

The European Environmental Bureau, in collaboration with the Zero Mercury Working Group (EEB/ZMWG), is interested in contracting with a qualified expert to assist the work in the Caribbean towards phasing out certain mercury added products as outlined in Article 4 of the Minamata Convention on Mercury. To that end, EEB/ZMWG […]
August 16, 2021

Call for tender from the European Environmental Bureau to develop a new web page

The EEB Zero Mercury campaign is making a list of skin-lightening creams containing or potentially containing toxic mercury publicly available on an online platform. The platform will provide user-friendly access to information, with simple, effective search filters and data visualisations. The platform will combine existing data collected by EEB / […]
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 […]