Guide and Checklist for Phasing Out Mercury-added Products Under the Minamata Convention on Mercury
This guide and checklist have been produced to promote the effective implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, under the EEB/ZMWG project entitled: “Contributing to the preparation/implementation of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, with a focus on developing strategies for phasing out mercury-added products and on reducing mercury use in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining through development of National Action Plans”.
The requirements of the Convention on phasing out mercury-added products are found in Article 4 of the Convention. Parties are required to follow provisions on listed mercury-added products by 2020, including, but without being limited to, a ban on most mercury-added batteries, switches and relays, measuring devices, cosmetics, biocides and pesticides, and to follow mercury content standards for some types of lamps.
In addition, Article 4 also requires Parties to phase down the use of mercury in dental amalgam.