Norway bans mercury waste exports for recycling

Norway's pollution control authority (SFT) has ruled that permits for the transport of hazardous waste across national boundaries will no longer be issued for waste containing mercury destined for recycling.

The move is seen as logical in the light of the need "to get all mercury out of circulation", SFT head Ellen Hambro said on Tuesday. "Our national ban means mercury-containing waste cannot be recycled in this country."

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