February 6, 2024

Open letter – Stop exports of EU banned mercury-added lamps to developing countries

In view of the negotiations happening under the revision of the EU Mercury regulation, the European Environmental Bureau, the Zero Mercury Working Group, CLASP and the Clean Lighting Coalition, supported by over 30 NGOs and networks, expressed their concerns on the ongoing exports of mercury added lamp. The letter sent to […]
October 4, 2023

Minamata Convention on Mercury COP5 – Farewell to fluorescents: sign the petition

In October, delegates representing 146 nations have the opportunity to say Farewell to Fluorescents and avoid a cumulative 178 metric tonnes of mercury pollution (lamps and power plant emissions). Transitioning to clean, energy-efficient LED lighting will eliminate the threat of lighting-related mercury exposure, alleviate strain on national power grids and ensure that people have […]
May 9, 2023

Africa Region Galvanizes Efforts to End Mercury Lighting

The African Region proposes a global ban on the manufacture and trade of all fluorescent lamps. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contacts: Washington, DC: Ana Maria Carreño Director, Clean Lighting Coalition acarreno@clasp.ngo Phone/WhatsApp: +1 202 999 2886 Brussels: Elena Lymberidi-Settimo International Co-coordinator Zero Mercury Working Group & Policy Manager, European Environmental […]
April 14, 2022

What happened at the second segment of the fourth Conference of the Parties for the Minamata Convention on Mercury?

The Zero Mercury Working Group (ZMWG) participated at the COP 4.2 of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, which took place in Bali, Indonesia from 21 to 25 March 2022. Its main priorities for COP4.2 included the following: COP4.2 made several decisions along the lines of the ZMWG recommendations, among others. […]
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.
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