4 June 2021

Pakistani workers poisoned during scrapping of infamous mercury-laden tanker

The Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) tanker J. NAT has been beached on the shipbreaking shores of Gadani, Pakistan despite clear warnings by Interpol and international […]
6 July 2021

Call to action: Tell the EU to eliminate mercury in light bulbs

Eliminating all fluorescent bulbs from European markets would significantly reduce toxic mercury pollution, lower carbon emissions and save people and businesses billions of euros in energy […]
17 December 2021

NGOs applaud Commission’s move to turn the Mercury Lights out in the EU

The EEB and CLASP welcome the decision to adopt provisions that will phase-out compact and linear fluorescent lamps Brussels 17 December 2021 The EEB and CLASP applaud […]
25 February 2022
EU fluorescent light ban

EU bans toxic lights in house but continues exportation globally

After an over 6-year uphill battle of delays, NGOs reach an important milestone with the EU finally banning toxic fluorescent lightbulbs; but the decision comes with […]
10 March 2022
Skin lighteners still available online despite mercury findings March 2022

Dangerous and often illegal cosmetics enter EU due to lack of online regulations

Report exposes shady side of cosmetics industry A global report released today by the Zero Mercury Working Group (ZMWG) confirms that illegal mercury skin lighteners are […]