Mercury waste thresholds

Minamata Online Virtual 5 - 5 Jul 2023

Article 11 of the Minamata Convention requires parties to manage mercury waste in an environmentally sound manner. Mercury waste is defined as waste consisting of , containing or contaminated with mercury above the thresholds established by the Conference of the Parties (COP). Definition of some categories of mercury waste has been established at the past meetings of COP, and a group of technical experts met in February 2023 to establish the last remaining piece – thresholds for waste contaminated with mercury. The co-chairs of the expert group and the Secretariat will present the report of the expert group proposing the threshold, to be considered at COP-5.

5 July


  • Gabriela Isac, Romania, co-chair of the expert group
  • Oluwatoyin Olabanji, Nigeria, co-chair of the expert group
  • Augustín Harte, Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
  • Eisaku Toda, Secretariat of the Minamata Convention


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Starts on 5 Jul 2023 2:00 PM CEDT
Ends on 5 Jul 2023 3:00 PM CEDT
2023-07-05T14:00:00 - 2023-07-05T15:00:00
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