28 September 2017

As new global mercury treaty enters into force, worldwide mercury production skyrockets

This week 156 countries convened for the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on mercury — yet at the same […]
16 August 2017

New treaty’s entry into force set to curtail global mercury crisis, say NGOs

Today’s entry into force of the Minamata Convention establishes the first new multilateral environmental agreement in over a decade.  The Zero Mercury Working Group* has been […]
19 May 2017

EU ratification propels global mercury treaty into force

Today the EU and seven of its member states (Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, and Sweden) ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury, thereby providing […]
26 April 2017

European NGOs call on dentists to stop mercury use on children immediately

European NGOs are calling on dentists to implement immediately the upcoming ban on mercury dental fillings for children and pregnant women. Yesterday, the EU Council adopted […]
14 March 2017

EEB welcomes European Parliament’s vote on mercury

The EEB today welcomed the European Parliament’s vote to restrict the use of mercury within the EU.  The new regulation, already informally approved between the EU […]
9 December 2016

EEB welcomes strengthening of EU mercury laws

The EEB today welcomed the deal struck in the early hours of yesterday (7 December) by the European Commission, EU Member States and the European Parliament […]
29 November 2016

Civil society calls for ban on dental amalgam

Europe will imminently decide the fate of dentistry’s most controversial procedure: the use of mercury-based dental fillings, known as amalgam.  It is condemned as a risk […]
13 October 2016

EU back on track to address global mercury crisis

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee (ENVI) voted this morning (13 October) to strengthen the European Commission’s proposal for a mercury regulation [1]. This moves the EU […]
13 July 2016

Mercury report: EEB reaction

EEB Reaction to the exchange of views in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee (12 July 2016) on the report on mercury by the rapporteur MEP Stefan […]