Mercury Policy Project

Promoting policies to eliminate mercury use and reduce mercury exposure

EU

Responding to a 2002 request from the European Council of Ministers, the European Commission prepared a Community Mercury Strategy that will lead to substantial reductions in European mercury pollution and exposure and present a leadership model for others to follow worldwide.

For information see the Zero Mercury Campaign’s site on developments at the EU Level and the

European Commission – DG Environment – EU Mercury Strategy (EU).

Reports

MERCURY FLOWS IN EUROPE AND THE WORLD: THE IMPACT OF DECOMMISSIONED CHLOR-ALKALI PLANTS, EUROPEAN COMMISSION, February 2004.

The report describes the global trade in mercury, the dominant role that the EU plays and the disproportionate use of mercury in the developing world.