Overall, the widespread recycling of plastic has been a failure. Globally, only about 9% of all plastic produced is recycled with the rest incinerated, dumped in landfills or burned in open air (OECD, 2022). Many governments are now turning to burning plastics to claim they are either recycling plastic waste through energy recovery or diverting it from landfills.
This report covers the integration of RDF into the waste managemetn system in Albania. The report covers the public documents available, the amount of waste usded for RDF, the waste hierarchy in Albania, data on RDF and dvelopment of RDF policies, and the application of RDF and its nexus with the SDGs.
This report relates to the Sustainable Development goals 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12 and 16.
The IPEN Women's Caucus was established to provide a forum for planning, discussion, and engagement around gender issues related to chemical policy and advocacy. By providing venues where women in IPEN can share experiences, discuss strategies, and share skills, we aim to catalyze action by women in policy making arenas at all levels.
See below for Web Links and Documents from our Women's Caucus meetings, webinars, and more.
Saadiyah F. Hassoon is an expert chemical engineer who graduated from the College of Engineering at the University of Baghdad in 1981. She worked for 34 years for the Iraqi government, and in the last 10 of them she was the head of the environmental department in state company for electrical industries. In 2003 she started to shift her focus to civil society work.
Chlorpyrifos is a chlorinated organophosphate insecticide with the characteristics of a persistent organic pollutant (POP). It is toxic at very low concentrations and can be transported over long distances; it is persistent and bioaccumulative, concentrating in the tissues of aquatic and terrestrial organisms at successive levels of the trophic food chain.
In 2022, IPEN published a report titled “Women Leaders: Addressing Chemicals and Waste Issues” showcasing women leaders' stories working at diﬀerent levels to strengthen protections against harmful chemicals. We are now hosting a webinar to learn from these inspiring women and support their critical work toward achieving the SDGs. This webinar aims to provide a platform for women leaders to share their experiences and insights on addressing chemicals and waste issues and to provide practical strategies and tools for women to take action in their communities and organizations. By highlighting the critical role of women in addressing these challenges, we aim to inspire and empower women worldwide to take action for a more sustainable future.
The EPA has taken a significant step by proposing a chemical ban. Simultaneously, SAICM's efforts lead the way in advancing safe chemical management globally.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a US agency protecting the environment and public health through regulations and enforcement, has proposed a ban on most uses of methylene chloride, a solvent in adhesives, paint, and coating products known to cause serious health risks and even death.