Chlor-alkali sector

The objective of this partnership area is to significantly minimize and where feasible eliminate global mercury releases to air, water, and land that may occur from chlor-alkali production facilities.  The sub-objectives of this partnership area are to: 

  • Prevent the construction of new mercury-cell chlor-alkali production facilities

  • Reduce mercury emissions and use from existing mercury-cell facilities

  • Encourage conversion to non-mercury processes

  • Reduce or eliminate mercury releases from waste generated by chlor-alkali production facilities including waste from conversion to non-mercury processes

  • Promote environmentally-sound options for storage of surplus mercury to limit downstream releases from surplus mercury generated by the conversion, phase-out, or closure of mercury-cell chlor-alkali facilities.

Activities within the partnership area and other useful information

Business plan