Appropriate substitution of POPs by safer alternatives, chemical and non-chemical, is the best and most effective way to eliminate POPs from articles, products and processes and to reduce and prevent use-related environmental contamination and human health problems.
This electronic publication on POPs in Articles and Phasing-Out Opportunities aim therefore presents information on POPs in processes in identified sectors, availability and assessments of alternatives and substitutes to POPs. The publication aims at assisting Parties and others in their implementation of Stockholm Convention provisions (Art. 9 and Art. 10) by providing a compilation of information on alternatives to POPs in current uses. More>
The chemicals considered in this publication are listed in the Convention and contain polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD), perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and related substances, DDT, lindane, endosulfan, and PCBs.More>
In this section brief information on individual POPs are given with relevant links to related Stockholm Convention documents from the POPs reviewing process for the individual chemical as well as links to guidances for the implementation work of the POP and other useful links. More>
This core section briefly introduces the key documents of the POP Reviewing Committee on alternatives for the individual POPs, as well as information on alternatives to individual POPs and phase-out opportunities from parties, industry, research community, civil society and other stakeholders. More>
As there are currently limitations on the information available on POPs in articles and products, the publication includes approaches, strategies and recommendations on how to add more information on the use of POPs and alternatives in articles and products.  More>
In this final section concluding comments and recommendations are compiled. This includes recommendations from the POPRC, as well as recommendations and conclusions compiled during development of the publication from the stakeholders. More>
Part VI includes annexes containing Tools and legal frameworks for the identification of chemicals and related gaps for monitoring of products and articles possibly containing newly listed POPs, and Voluntary schemes for the identification of chemicals in articles and related gaps in facilitating the monitoring of articles possibly containing newly listed POPs. More>
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