#POPs

Chemical health hazards found in plastic products from 11 African and Arabic countries

Chemical health hazards found in plastic products from 11 African and Arabic countries

A new report finds that many toys and other products made from recycled plastic sold in Africa and Arabic countries contain dioxins at levels equivalent to hazardous waste....

The EU Council pushes for dangerously high dioxin levels

The EU Council pushes for dangerously high dioxin levels

(Prague, Gothenburg) In an alarming proposal for strengthening the limits of the most toxic chemical in waste, the Council of the European Union under the French presidency...

European Parliament takes groundbreaking first step to reduce the spread of dangerous chemicals from waste

European Parliament takes groundbreaking first step to reduce the spread of dangerous chemicals from waste

The European Parliament yesterday proposed a significant reduction in the concentrations of dangerous chemicals known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) [1] allowed in...

Another study confirms the vulnerability of the child population in the mining regions of Armenia

Another study confirms the vulnerability of the child population in the mining regions of Armenia

In 2021, together with our Armenian partners, the Center for Community Mobilization and Support (CCMS) and EcoLur, we continued to map pollution in the Armenian regions of...

Stricter limits on POPs do not necessarily mean more waste incineration, explains IPEN in its new factsheet

Stricter limits on POPs do not necessarily mean more waste incineration, explains IPEN in its new factsheet

A new factsheet published by the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) claims that the European Union has a unique opportunity to prevent toxic recycling. It could...

IPEN and Arnika urge Members of the European Parliament to vote for the strictest possible limits on POPs in waste

IPEN and Arnika urge Members of the European Parliament to vote for the strictest possible limits on POPs in waste

The EU is proposing to adopt new limit values for persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in waste by amending Annexes IV and V to the Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 of the European...

Environmental Experts Investigate the Toxic E-waste Dump in Kalasin

Environmental Experts Investigate the Toxic E-waste Dump in Kalasin

An international team of experts investigate the industrial hot spots in Khok Sa-ad sub district, Kalasin province. The area is infamous for Thailand’s largest e-waste dump,...

EU Urged to Support Stronger Limits on POPs in Waste

EU Urged to Support Stronger Limits on POPs in Waste

IPEN, Arnika and 16 European NGOs call on leaders to lower threshold values for POPs in waste, which enter recycling and waste exports.

Emissions from Waste Incinerators Are Higher Than Supposed

Emissions from Waste Incinerators Are Higher Than Supposed

A long-term study, carried out in an up-to-date waste incinerator in the Netherlands, warns about shortcomings in measurements of gaseous emissions released from waste...

Fee for Waste Incineration Will Help to Increase Recycling. Act on Waste Passes to the Second Reading

Fee for Waste Incineration Will Help to Increase Recycling. Act on Waste Passes to the Second Reading

Incineration is an obstacle to waste prevention and the real recycling. The Pro 3R Coalition calls upon the Members of Parliament to approve, in addition to increase of the fees...

Environmental health groups celebrate the end to EU allowance for banned flame retardant chemicals to enter recycling streams & new products

Environmental health groups celebrate the end to EU allowance for banned flame retardant chemicals to enter recycling streams & new products

The European Union (EU) has taken an important step towards cleaning up its recycling; it will no longer allow materials containing a class of toxic, globally banned flame...

Plastic waste poisons Indonesia’s food chain. Alarming levels of dioxins, PFOS & other banned chemicals found in eggs sampled near plastic waste hot spots in Indonesia

Plastic waste poisons Indonesia’s food chain. Alarming levels of dioxins, PFOS & other banned chemicals found in eggs sampled near plastic waste hot spots in Indonesia

Highly toxic chemicals, posing dire risks to human health, have been found in dangerous concentrations in free-range chicken eggs in Indonesian communities where plastic waste...