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A detailed review of the results of the survey undertaken by the OECD Secretariat on the status of implementation of the Council Recommendation on Implementing Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers in member countries.
The aim of this document is to identify relevant releases to the environment from the use phase of end-products, to present techniques to quantify the releases, as well as to provide information to OECD countries on how to include these releases into PRTRs if they so wish. This is Part 4 of the Resource Compendium of PRTR Release Estimation Techniques.
An overview on OECD activities to assist PRTR implementation, including the aims of the Task Force on PRTRs, as well as information on the dissemination and use of PRTR data and release and estimation techniques.
A brochure on PRTRs to explain: What hazardous chemical substances and pollutants are being released to the environment or transferred off-site? How much is being released or transferred off-site over time? Where the releases occur? And by whom?
Information on the work of OECD on PRTRs, as well as the OECD's Council Recommendation and its implementation.
An introduction to Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) including an explanation of what they are as well as the role of stakeholders, including industry, the public, NGOs and the scientific and economic communities, as well as government.
Hazard Assessment of Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and its Salts for human health and the environment, as a result of its investigation in the OECD Existing Chemicals Programme.
Development of this siteThis website has been developed by the Issue Team on Sustainable Chemistry which is part of the OECD Environment, Health and Safety Programme. Germany served as a lead country in the development of this website.
Purpose of the Sustainable Chemistry PlatformThis site was set up to facilitate information exchange, review of new developments and further elaboration of incentives for Sustainable Chemistry and to
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The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to governments which would like to develop their own programmes to promote R&D in sustainable chemistry that take account of national priorities and policies.
This document intends to provide a “snapshot” of how OECD countries have developed and run their PRTR programmes. It shows the similarities and differences across countries in their requirements to collect and display high quality data, which is required for an effective PRTR system. It also presents compliance and regulatory requirements, the development of guidance material, and emerging issues and challenges for the future.