Pollutant release and transfer register

Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR)


In recent years, the public's "right to know" has moved to the forefront of environmental policy making. PRTR is a key tool for governments to provide the public with data regarding the amount of hazardous chemicals and pollutants released to air, water and soil and transferred off-site for treatment or disposal.


OECD has been supporting development and implementation of PRTR systems in member countries by developing several guidance manuals and technical documents. The OECD is also managing a few web-based databases in order to encourage governments and other stakeholders to share PRTR data and technical information.



The Project

Introduction to PRTRs


More about OECD activities



Publications on PRTRs



Web-based resources

Centre for PRTR Data

Resource Centre for Release Estimation Techniques

PRTR.net (global portal to PRTR information)


PRTR Brochure



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