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Under the GEF 5558 project entitled The Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Management Mechanism for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the Caribbean, the BCRC-Caribbean developed this Training Manual on the Environmentally Sound Management and Disposal of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). The manual is primarily based on the findings of a regional training needs assessment

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Projects

The BCRC-Caribbean supports its 14 member countries and other Caribbean Nations that request its assistance with fulfilling their obligations to the chemicals and waste management cluster of global multilateral agreements. This support is provided through execution of projects, organisation of awareness raising meetings and training workshops, dissemination of information and transfer of technology. GEF ISLANDS

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GEF ISLANDS

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) experience unique challenges with managing chemicals and waste due to their limited land mass, high population densities, limited resources, unique biodiversity, high risk of exposure to natural hazards and disasters, vulnerability to the effects of climate change, remoteness from global markets and small economies of scale. Most SIDS are primarily

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Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are a group of toxic organic chemicals commonly found in some household products and chemicals, industrial chemicals and waste disposal sites and which have negative effects on human health and long-term wellness and the environment. Once released into the environment, these chemicals remain intact for long periods of time and become

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The Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Caribbean Region (BCRC-Caribbean) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (SRC) hosted a three-day regional introductory workshop on Industrial Chemicals under the Rotterdam Convention for the

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E-waste or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) refers to discarded components, assemblies and consumable items that rely on an electrical current for use. These include end-of-life small and large household appliances, IT and telecommunications equipment, consumer, lighting, leisure and sports equipment, electrical and electronic tools, toys, medical devices, monitoring and control instruments and automatic

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Waste Oil Management

Waste oils are one of the greatest sources of pollution globally, and this waste stream continues to remain the largest contributor, by volume, to hazardous waste generated in countries such as Trinidad and Tobago. Waste or used oil has been defined under the Basel Convention as: any semi-solid or liquid used product consisting totally or

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Mercury

In the Caribbean, mercury, a highly toxic element, has been found to be present in some manufactured and imported products and some industrial processes due to its useful properties, including its high density, its liquid state at room temperature and its ability to alloy to other metals. The biggest source of mercury releases globally is due to

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The BCRC-Caribbean is responsible for executing several regional projects within the Caribbean under the Chemicals and Waste Management agenda; however, we understand and recognise the importance of executing and, in some cases, serving as a key stakeholder in smaller projects that allow us to work closely with our member states to achieve goals relating to

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