Mercury Policy Project

Promoting policies to eliminate mercury use and reduce mercury exposure

MPP spearheads global NGO letter to UNEP opposing Hg waste burn

November 5th, 2010

NGOs from around the world, including ZMWG,  International Pops Elimination Network and Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives ,  sent a letter UNEP  demontrating our solidarity in strong opposition to policies promoting incineration of mercury.  The letter, spearheaded by MPP, raises several concerns related to the direction the UNEP global mercury waste partnership is going, appearing to promote waste combustion as a viable end-of-life strategy for mercury and also preempt future decisions of the Interngovernmental Negotiation Committee deliberations leading to the development of a global treaty on mercury.

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