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Adapted from UNEP, ‘Summary of Supply,Trade and Demand Information on Mercury’, 2006. → http://www.chem.unep.ch/mercury/PM-HgSupplyTradeDemand-Final-Nov2006-PMformat19Jan07.pdf Designed by Zoï Environment Network / GRID-Arendal, December 2012.
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Global mercury supply
Artisanal and small-scale Gold Mining (ASGM) is the largest sector of demand for mercury, using it to separate the metal from the ore. Though mercury mining and by-products were very high in the eighties, since then, mining practices have reduced and recycling is on the rise.