The Ministry for the Environment contracted Pattle Delamore Partners Limited to prepare the mercury inventory. The inventory assesses the relative environmental impact of mercury-containing lamps compared to the impact of mercury from other natural and anthropogenic (human made) sources.
The report is part of a series of three reports that strengthen the evidence base for a potential industry-led voluntary product stewardship scheme. The other reports are Life Cycle Assessment of Product Stewardship Options for Mercury-Containing Lamps in New Zealand and New Zealand Lighting Industry Product Stewardship Scheme.
Mercury inventory for New Zealand: 2008
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