IRELAND’s Update of National Implementation Plan for the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Summary: This NIP update includes an assessment of POPs in the Irish environment and the actions Ireland is taking to monitor and reduce releases of these POPs.

Published: 2018

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Pages: 116

Filesize: 3,595KB

Format: pdf

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EPA – 2018 update to the National Implementation Plan on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) aims to eliminate or restrict the production and use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs).  POPs are a group of chemical substances which persist in the environment, may accumulate in food and human tissue and are toxic.  These substances can be divided into three main categories: pesticides, industrial chemicals and unintentional POPs such as dioxins and furans from backyard burning.

This 2018 update of the NIP is in response to decisions made at the Conference of Parties (governing body for Stockholm Convention) meetings in 2013 and 2015 to list four additional substances to the Stockholm Convention.

This NIP update includes an assessment of POPs in the Irish environment and the actions Ireland is taking to monitor and reduce releases of these POPs.

Submissions are invited by email only to pops@epa.ie to be received no later than 5.00pm on Friday 23 November 2018.