For those lighting industry & other stakeholders with an interest in this issue, this position statement on the Phasing-out of Fluorescent Lamps outlines the global lighting industry’s position in relation to the 4th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (specifically, COP – 4.2 scheduled for March 2022).
Due to the widespread transition to LED technology over recent decades, the world’s lighting industry has considerably reduced the content of mercury in fluorescent lamps.
In 2015, the amount of mercury in lamps placed on the global market represented just 1% of total anthropogenic mercury emissions (UNEP). This figure has reduced even further due to the ongoing transition to solid state lighting. The Global Lighting Association is firmly committed to further reductions of mercury, where it is feasible to do so.
The Global Lighting Association (GLA) is the voice of the lighting industry on a global basis. GLA shares information on political, scientific, business, social and environmental issues of relevance to the lighting industry and advocates its position to relevant stakeholders in the international sphere. MELA is an associate member of the GLA.
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