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Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are a group of chemicals which pose a significant threat to human health and the environment. In recognition of the need to improve on their management of POPs, eight countries are participating in a regional project GEF 5558: The Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Management Mechanism for Persistent Organic Pollutants.

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In July 2021, the BCRC-Caribbean in collaboration with the Suriname Waste Management Foundation (SUWAMA), kicked-off the project entitled, “Replacing single use plastic commodities in the economy of Suriname” which aims to assist Suriname in finding alternative solutions to deal with plastic at the source. This year-long project is part of the Basel and Stockholm Conventions’

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Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are a group of chemicals which pose a significant threat to human health and the environment. In response to these global threats, the international community adopted the Stockholm Convention (SC) on POPs in 2001. The SC aims to rid the planet of these toxic substances by the restriction and then elimination of their production,

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