Over 27% of pesticides approved in Togo are highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs). Eight (8) of these highly toxic pesticides were registered by the National Committee of Plant Protection Products of Togo and are commonly used in the country even though they are formally banned in Europe and other countries of the world. Find out more in this national report on HHPs and alternatives in Togo from the Organization for the Environment and Sustainable Development (OPED).
This project relates to Sustainable Development Goals 2, 3, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14, and 15.
For this study, jackets and other clothing sold as water- or stain-resistant were purchased from 13 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Most of the jackets tested were marketed for children. Countries included were Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Serbia, Montenegro, Kenya, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the U.S.
Over the past few decades, the massive production of plastics worldwide has posed a real threat to the existence and well-being of all living creatures. This virtually uncontrollable rise in the use of plastics is a matter of serious concern to health professionals, environmentalists and biodiversity advocates. In Cameroon, the issue is just as pressing, and requires special attention from all stakeholders.
IPEN has contributed to SAICM since its inception and with our global network members we have been active participants in every ICCM, OEWG, and in the intersessional process. Our work has provided critical, unique research documenting threats to human health and the environment from chemicals and wastes from many parts of the world where no previous data existed.
Though they only account for 16 percent of the world’s population, high-income countries generate about 34 percent of the world’s waste. A large portion of the generated wastes are plastics, which often contain toxic chemicals.