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What is Mercury Free Society?

Our Visions and Missions

To make an awareness of mercury and all intoxication sources as well as the co-designing with various stakeholders for the future of the communities living with the associated harmful effects on human health and ecosystems due to their socioeconomic conditions.

Our Approach

We are using Transdisciplinary approach research and practice of various studies in collaboration with different stakeholders not only to give an awareness of mercury intoxication but also to co-create the sustainable regional innovation for reducing the risk of high-impact environmental pollution and poverty problem of potential areas.

Global Mercury Assessment 2018

Global Mercury Assessment 2018 was conducted by an international team of experts convened through a collaboration between UN Environment and the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP).

837,658 Kg
Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASGM) 38%
473,777 Kg
Stationary Combustion of Coal 21%
326,657 Kg
Nonferrous Metals Production 15%
233,168 Kg
Cement Production 10%
146,938 Kg
Waste from Products 6%
58,268 Kg
Vinyl Chlorine Monomer 3%
51,860 Kg
Biomass Burning 2%
39,903 Kg
Ferrous Metals Production 2%
15,146 Kg
Chlor-alkali Production 1%
14,944 Kg
Waste Incineration 1%
14,377 Kg
Oil Refining 1%
7,130 Kg
Stationary Combustion of Oil and Gas 0%
3,768 Kg
Cremation 0%
The largest mercury pollution source

Global ASGM Statistics

The largest source of mercury emissions of anthropogenic activity ever made on earth is artisanal and small-scale gold mining known as ASGM where mercury is used in the traditional method of amalgamation to extract gold from the ore rock. ASGM activities are also sources of social problems, such as land tenure issues, social instability such as migration, and conflict between residents. 

ASGM
1  %
of global anthropogenic Hg environmental emissions come from ASGM.
0  m
million people are directly involving in ASGM activities.
1  m
million women and children, participate in ASGM activities.
0  m
million people worldwide indirectly get affects of the Hg pollution generated by ASGM activities.
1  +
countries worldwide have ASGM activities.
100  t
tons of mercury are released into the atmosphere, in water and on land due to the results of artisanal and small-scale gold mining.
Co-designing the future

Wellbeing &
Sustainability

Although current crisis of global mercury pollution problems are still going on, many of them can be solved by working with various societal partners such as governments, companies, and citizen groups.

Co-designing the future for well-being and contributing to the solution of sustainability problems become important and necessary for the current and our future generations. 

Please Join Our Networks

You are a citizen of the humanity. Therefore, we need you to join us for the reduction of environmental problems.

Indonesia Networks

Over the years, multi-tiered stakeholders of various organization from five main islands Sumatra, Java, Borneo (known as Kalimantan in Indonesia), Sulawesi, and New Guinea are working together for constructing sustainable societies through regional innovations in ASGM areas.
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Myanmar Networks

Since 2018, we have been conducting dialogues with key stakeholders from various organizations: governmental organizations, public and private organizations in order to start our activities.
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