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Action on POPs - China
Action on persistent organic pollutants
Recently, China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) has issued a notice to solicit industry opinions on the manufacture, use and export of three persistent organic pollutants (UV-328, dextroclone, methoxyd Information on substitute substances or technologies for substances. The deadline for feedback is August 20.
Persistent organic pollutants have the potential to be persistent, bioaccumulative and long-distance environmental transport, with adverse effects on human health or the ecological environment. In order to protect human health and the ecological environment from the harm of persistent organic pollutants, the international community reached the "Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants" (referred to as the "Convention") in 2001. effective in our country.
The "Convention" lists the first batch of 12 types of persistent organic pollutants in the lists of Annex A (elimination category), Annex B (restriction category) and Annex C (unintentional generation category), and proposes control such as phase-out, restriction or emission restriction respectively. Require. In addition, the addition of chemical substances that have been reviewed by the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee and considered and decided by the Conference of the Parties to be listed in the annexes of the Convention is permitted. Up to now, the number of chemical substances listed in the annex to the Convention has increased to 30 categories.
The 18th meeting of the Convention's Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee, which will be held in September 2022, will carry out a review of Clone, Ultraviolet Absorber (UV-328). At the same time, the upcoming 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention in May 2023 will consider an amendment to the addition of methoxy DDT to Annex A.
The global law enforcement on persistent organic pollutants is becoming more frequent and stricter, pay attention to regulatory updates in a timely manner, and conduct product quality management in the stages of product design, procurement, and manufacturing.