Stockholm Convention

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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Conventions

Chemicals are increasingly produced and used throughout the globe in the manufacture of everyday products, for industrial, agricultural and household applications and in all other sectors. Similarly, increased production and use of products by individuals, families and businesses result in the generation of large quantities of wastes which must then be disposed of. Most countries,

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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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Stockholm

Stockholm Convention Overview Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are chemicals that are characterised by their ability to remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically, accumulate in the fatty tissue of humans and wildlife, and have harmful impacts on human health or on the environment. The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

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