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 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

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 […]
18 October 2022

Commission’s 2023 Work Programme caves under chemical and farm industry pressures

Released today, the European Commission Work Programme (CWP) for 2023 scraps bold plans to protect Europeans from hazardous chemicals and transition to a nature-positive economy.  Pressure from […]
14 February 2023

‘Prime’ time to stop online sales of illegal mercury skin-lightening products

Groups make recommendations on verge of UN kick-off meeting on ‘Eliminating Mercury Skin Lightening Products’ at WHO-HQ in Geneva Geneva, Switzerland — Several mercury watchdog groups […]
12 October 2023

Toxic mercury cosmetics still marketed as a ‘solution’ to dark skin

213 products tested from 23 online platforms across 12 countries  90% had more mercury than legal limit set by the Minamata Convention  Africa’s proposed amendment would […]
10 November 2023

Minamata Convention moves to end the use of mercury in cosmetics

Last week, 115 Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury were present in Geneva for the fifth Conference of the Parties (COP-5) and took important decisions, among […]
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