Uganda is a land locked country with an area of 241,500 km2 lying astride the equator. It is located in the eastern region of Africa, situated at latitude 1º22’12.00” north and longitude 32º17’24.00” east. The country is bordered by South Sudan to the north, Kenya to the east, Tanzania and Rwanda to the south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Of the total area coverage of 241,500 sq. km, about 15.3% is open water, 3.0% permanent wetlands and 9.4% seasonal wetlands. The perimeter of Uganda is approximately 16,630 km.
This project, carried out by Caribbean Poison Information Network (CARPIN), sought to propel the government to review the current standards for household chemicals and develop a chemical policy. CARPIN studied current chemicals-related regulations in Jamaica, which chemicals are not regulated, and which relevant international conventions / frameworks Jamaica is a Party to. CARPIN also launched a survey to determine which chemicals were being used during the pandemic.
At the conclusion of the project, CARPIN prepared the following recommendations:
The Association “Agir pour le Développement Durable” (2AD) is a non-profit organisation under Chadian law, created in 2017 by a group of Chadian youths, teachers, and students. The main objective was to involve youth, women and men in “sustainable development and environmental protection”.
A brief overview of plastic production in the world in recent decades shows that increasingly more plastic is produced than in previous decades, which constitutes a real danger for living beings (humans, animals, and plants)
Plastic pollution is spread across lands, beaches, and oceans. Small particles of plastic, called microplastics, are persistent in marine ecosystems, and can be found in our food and salt (Borrelle et al., 2017). Plastic pollution has a variety of impacts, from effects on biodiversity and ecosystems, to food quality and human health, but it is still not well characterized and needs more research attention.
In 2020-2021, The Nexus3 team randomly sampled 120 cans of solvent-based paints and industrial paints sold for home use from stores in 10 cities of Indonesia. The paints represented 66 different brands produced by 47 manufacturers.
The analytical study providing data to this report was undertaken as part of IPEN´s Global Lead Paint Elimination Campaign. It was conducted in Indonesia by Nexus3 Foundation in partnership with IPEN (International Pollutants Elimination Network) and funded by GiveWell, and the Swedish Government.
The Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ) first started working on Lead (Pb) paint elimination back in 2009. Ever since, CEJ engaged in advocacy, research, awareness and campaigning in order to make the Sri Lankan paint market lead safe. The purpose of this study was to monitor whether decorative paints with high lead levels are still being sold in Sri Lanka eight years after government restrictions were imposed in 2013.