24 March 2021

Germany close to miss key chance to slash toxic industrial pollution

The Bundesrat vote on industrial emission limits is the country’s second opportunity to protect public health and lead Europe by example. On March 26th the German […]
11 December 2020

Coal firms get €50+ million ‘free pass’ on water bills – investigation

Hidden subsidies for major polluters, while public forced to pay Auf Deutsch | W języku polskim 11 December 2020, Brussels – Officials are shielding the coal […]
27 November 2019

Amazon, eBay among websites found selling illegal mercury-laced skin lighteners

158 products tested in 12 countries: 60% contained too much mercury  Some products had tens of thousands of times more mercury than legal limit International coalition […]
7 October 2019

International treaty takes off towards cleaner air

The amended Gothenburg Protocol enters into force today, marking an important step towards protecting human health, ecosystems and the climate from dangerous pollutants.   The protocol sets […]
26 October 2017

Switzerland must enact full mercury export ban say environmental groups

Fifty environmental groups are calling on Switzerland to match their words with action by fully banning mercury exports. Just weeks after Switzerland held the first COP […]
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 […]