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Activities and Projects

Pratical Sourcebook on Mercury Waste Storage and Disposal
The Sourcebook is a practical introduction to mercury waste storage and disposal. It is not a detailed technical guidance. The aim of the project is to enhance the capacity of governments and other relevant stakeholders to store and dispose mercury wastes in an environmentally sound manner.

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Waste Management Project
This project deals with the management of mercury and mercury-containing waste within five participating countries Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chile, Pakistan, and Philippines, with the ultimate goal of minimizing the impact of harmful substances and hazardous waste.

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Technical and Economic Assessment of Mercury-containing Tailings
The Mercury Waste Management project is amended by a technical, chemical and economic assessment of mercury-containing and mercury-contaminated tailings from the mining sector in developing countries. A feasibility study was undertaken in some developing countries that produced/produce precious metals or mercury and are left with mercury-containing tailings.

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Waste-Storage Pilot Projects

Global Picture of Mercury
Toolbox Household and Community Project report - Awareness raising brochure
Video Training Project on Cleanup and Temporary Storage of Mercury Waste in Health Care Facilities - English   Spanish

Development of Technical Guidelines for the Environmentally Sound Management of Mercury Wastes under the Basel Convention

Following decision VIII/33 of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, technical guidelines are under development.

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