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Minamata

Mercury is a highly toxic element and is considered one of the top ten (10) chemicals of major public health concern according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Mercury is a naturally occurring element in the Earth’s crust, and although various natural processes contribute to the release of mercury, the anthropogenic causes are the source

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Stockholm

Stockholm Convention Overview Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are chemicals that are characterised by their ability to remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically, accumulate in the fatty tissue of humans and wildlife, and have harmful impacts on human health or on the environment. The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

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Rotterdam

The Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (Rotterdam Convention) was developed in response to growing global production and trade in hazardous chemicals and the need for countries to increase capacities to monitor and control the import and use of these chemicals. As per Article

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Basel

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Basel Convention), is the most comprehensive global legal instrument on the transboundary movement and environmentally sound disposal of hazardous wastes. It was the primary response developed by the international community, under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),

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The Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Caribbean Region (BCRC-Caribbean) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (SRC) hosted a three-day regional introductory workshop on Industrial Chemicals under the Rotterdam Convention for the

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E-waste or Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) refers to discarded components, assemblies and consumable items that rely on an electrical current for use. These include end-of-life small and large household appliances, IT and telecommunications equipment, consumer, lighting, leisure and sports equipment, electrical and electronic tools, toys, medical devices, monitoring and control instruments and automatic

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Waste Oil Management

Waste oils are one of the greatest sources of pollution globally, and this waste stream continues to remain the largest contributor, by volume, to hazardous waste generated in countries such as Trinidad and Tobago. Waste or used oil has been defined under the Basel Convention as: any semi-solid or liquid used product consisting totally or

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Mercury

In the Caribbean, mercury, a highly toxic element, has been found to be present in some manufactured and imported products and some industrial processes due to its useful properties, including its high density, its liquid state at room temperature and its ability to alloy to other metals. The biggest source of mercury releases globally is due to

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The BCRC-Caribbean is responsible for executing several regional projects within the Caribbean under the Chemicals and Waste Management agenda; however, we understand and recognise the importance of executing and, in some cases, serving as a key stakeholder in smaller projects that allow us to work closely with our member states to achieve goals relating to

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