The EU is in the process of reviewing its Mercury Regulation. While the use of mercury is restricted in most products in the EU, in some products its use still occurs. This initiative focuses on further restricting the remaining uses of mercury in the EU, especially in dental amalgam and certain other mercury-added products, such as light bulbs and measuring devices, and their international trade. This is meant to contribute to the zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment, as announced in the European Green Deal. However, when it comes to light bulbs, the EU’s ambition has not matched its words.
Attached is the EEB’s feedback to the Commission’s public consultation on the review of EU mercury-related legislation.