For several years there has been ongoing discussion about setting limit values for the definition of POPs waste, which is waste containing dangerous levels of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). This means determining the levels of POPs in wastes above which the waste is considered to be in certain way hazardous (according to its content of POPs). When we talk about the levels we refer to “Low POPs Content Level.” “LPCL” is the abbreviation used for this term (see Article 6 of the Stockholm Convention).
By hosting and facilitating a series of Round Table Meetings with relevant government ministries and stakeholders, Forum for Justice (FFJ) created a platform that provided opportunities to share and provide detailed information about the SAICM. Meetings were organized to address particular themes: POPs, Lead, Mercury, and E-waste. In each of the meetings, baseline information was shared about each problem area and specific action plans were laid out to meet the SAICM 2020 objectives.
Lindane in Bulgaria.
Expert team investigation of brominated flame retardants in Minsk.
Governmental and public awareness-raising on POPs.
Brominated flame retardants in the Russian Federation.
Citizen's Guide to the Stockholm Convention.
Establishing the prevalence of POPs pesticide residues in water, soil and vegetable samples and creating awareness about their ill effects.
PBDEs in the Czech Republic.