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 […]
4 May 2021

Africa lights a path for Europe to ban toxic mercury in fluorescent bulbs

With African countries demanding the phasing out of fluorescent light bulbs containing mercury, it is high time for the EU to roll out its much-delayed ban […]
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 […]