The OECD Council Act on PRTRs calls for member countries to establish PRTRs. To support this effort, OECD develops practical tools and guidance on how to implement a PRTR.Read more
The OECD has been developing practical tools to help member countries implement harmonised PRTRs. This Guidance Document on Elements of a PRTR: PART I provides options for designing a PRTR that meets the needs of the country implementing the PRTR.Read more
The Centre for PRTR Data presents PRTR data from OECD countries at one location. Users can create a report of PRTR data according to years, countries, regions, industry sectors, chemicals, types of release sources, and types of releases and transfers.Read more
A Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) is a publicly accessible database or inventory of chemicals or pollutants released to air, water and soil and transferred off-site for treatment. It brings together information about which chemicals are being released, where, how much and by whom.
OECD has played a key role in developing the concept of a PRTR and supported the development and implementation of a PRTR in member countries.
|Introduction to PRTRs
A Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) is a key tool for governments to provide the public with data regarding the amount of chemicals and pollutants released to air, water and soil and transferred off-site for treatment or disposal.
|OECD Activities on PRTRs
Since 1996 when the OECD started to encourage the development of PRTRs, OECD has been supporting the development & implementation of PRTR by developing technical guidelines & disseminating information.
|Databases on PRTRs
OECD has developed three databases in order to encourage governments and other stakeholders to share PRTR data and technical information.
|Publications on PRTRs
The OECD has developed practical tools and guidance to help implementation of a PRTR.