Little Pro on 2017-11-14
The 13th meetings of the Stockholm Convention’s Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) and the Rotterdam Convention’s Chemical Review Committee (CRC) held in Italy in Oct 2017 have proposed more chemicals for listings under the the Stockholm Convention and the Rotterdam Convention. In this article, we will take a look at those new chemicals to be listed and analyze their impacts.
Technical experts from PRPRC and CRC have agreed and proposed to list the following chemicals under the Stockholm Convention and the Rotterdam Convention respectively. Adding them to the Conventions is still subject to the agreement of Congress of Parties (COP).
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Decisions regarding candidate chemicals where consensus could not be reached for listings, including PFOA will be deferred to the next meeting scheduled in 2018.
The Stockholm Convention has a big impact on both chemical industry and other sectors which supply or use listed chemicals (persistent organic pollutants) in their articles and parts.
A listed chemical is subject to global ban or restriction depending on which annex it is included. Certain uses can be exempt.
Chemicals listed in the Rotterdam Convention are not banned. However, the chemicals listed in Annex III are usually pesticides and industrial chemicals that have been banned or severely restricted for health or environmental reasons by two or more Parties. They are subject to Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure.
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