On Friday (19 March) the UK Government has launched a consultation on the latest updates to its national plan for Persistent Organic Pollutants.
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemical substances that are slow to degrade, can accumulate in human and animal tissue and are often discovered long distances from their place of manufacture or use. POPs can be found in consumer and industrial products such as electronics, textiles, and furniture and can leach onto land, into the water and into the air.
The Government is consulting with industry and the general public on the UK’s plans to monitor, reduce and eliminate new POPs from the environment, as well as detailing the progress made towards the elimination of older POPs substances.
The draft updated National Implementation Plan has been published on Citizen Space. Interested parties are invited to share their views for eight weeks until 14 May.