Our Projects

GEF ISLANDS

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) experience unique challenges with managing chemicals and waste due to their limited land mass, high population densities, limited resources, unique biodiversity, high risk of exposure to natural hazards and disasters, vulnerability to the effects of climate change, remoteness from global markets and small economies of scale. Most SIDS are primarily

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Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are a group of toxic organic chemicals commonly found in some household products and chemicals, industrial chemicals and waste disposal sites and which have negative effects on human health and long-term wellness and the environment. Once released into the environment, these chemicals remain intact for long periods of time and become

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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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