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Waste management

The Issue

The management of mercury and mercury-containing waste is the last step in the product life-cycle.

The elimination of mercury in products and processes may be the most efficient way to avoid the presence of any form of mercury in waste.

While mercury is being phased down from products and processes, there is still a need to manage mercury from this end of the product life-cycle.


Partnership Lead

Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Ministry of the Environment, Japan

Professor Tanaka

Quick Links

Practical Sourcebook on Mercury Waste Storage and Disposal

Technical Guidelines for the Environmentally Sound Management of Wastes Consisting of, Containing or Contaminated with Mercury

Good Practices for Management of Mercury Releases from Waste (first draft)

Call for nomination to create a resource persons list for the Waste Management Area
Invitation letter and form
Resource persons list (3rd version, October 2014)