EEB Position on how to achieve a robust revision of the EU Mercury Regulation 

Categories: Mercury
Types: Position
Published: 20 November 2023
Size: 1.55 MB

The European Environmental Bureau launches a new position paper outlining their support for a strong EU position on the EU Mercury Regulation that ensures,among other things, a strict EU-level export ban of mercury, mercury compounds and mercury-added products.  

Simply reducing mercury demand within the EU, while exporting Mercury elsewhere is not only unethical, but it also means that mercury may then return to Europe’s atmosphere and eventually enter into the fish we consume.  

The EU’s leadership in resolving global mercury problems is an economic, health, environmental and moral imperative. Strong EU leadership will encourage other countries to reduce mercury consumption as well as engage in multilateral and global trade agreements, which are clearly needed to significantly reduce mercury as a global pollutant.  

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