The Zero Mercury Working Group(ZMWG) is an international coalition of more than 110 public interest environmental and health non-governmental organizations from over 55 countries from around the world formed in 2005 by the European Environmental Bureau and the Mercury Policy Project. ZMWG strives for zero supply, demand, and emissions of mercury from all anthropogenic sources, with the goal of reducing mercury in the global environment to a minimum. Our mission is to advocate and support the adoption and implementation of a legally binding instrument which contains mandatory obligations to eliminate where feasible, and otherwise minimize, the global supply and trade of mercury, the global demand for mercury, anthropogenic releases of mercury to the environment, and human and wildlife exposure to mercury.

The Zero Mercury Campaign

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB) started, in November 2004, in collaboration with the (international) Ban Hg Working Group and mainly the Mercury Policy Project, the ‘Zero Mercury’ Campaign having as its ultimate objective ‘Zero’ emissions, demand and supply of mercury, from all sources we can control, in view of reducing to a minimum, mercury in the environment at EU level and globally.


An NGO (non profit, public interest group) can join the ZMWG by endorsing the ZMWG Guiding Principles, and by agreeing to become an active member of the coalition. If you are interested in being a member of the group please fill in the application form . Please let us know how you found out about the group and our mercury work.


For all information please contact Elena Lymberidi-Settimo at, or Michael Bender at