Technical guidelines for the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of elemental mercury and wastes containing or contaminated with mercury

By decision BC-12/4, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention adopted the technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with mercury or mercury compounds.

The Conference of the Parties also invited parties and others to use the technical guidelines and to submit, not later than two months before the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, through the Secretariat, comments on their experience in so doing and on any developments regarding methods for the environmentally sound disposal of mercury wastes, including the long-term effectiveness of the stabilization and solidification of wastes consisting of mercury.

Information on the work carried-out by the Small Intersessional Working Group on the Development of Technical Guidelines on the ESM of Mercury Waste, which took place previous to the twelfth meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Basel Convention can be found below.

Small Intersessional Working Group (SIWG)

Members of the Small Intersessional Working Group on the Development of Technical Guidelines on the ESM of Mercury Waste (as of 31 July 2013).