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Category

Kg Hg/year

Percentage

Air

106,423

45.47

Land

44,214

18.89

Water

40,943

17.49

General Waste

29,474

12.59

Sector specific

7,259

3.10

Impurity in Products

5,718

2.44

Total

234,031

100

Figure 1. Mercury Sources by Category in percentage

Figure 2.  Mercury Emission Distribution to the Environment in percentage

2.1 Current regulations relevant to mercury in the Philippines

The following policies already exist in the Philippines and they can be used for the regulation of mercury use. However, more specific and stringent measures can be put in place by government departments and local governments as suggested in the Action Plan.

Chemical Control Order (CCO) for Mercury and Mercury Compounds (1997)

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