The provincial People's Committee has just issued a plan to implement the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants until 2025, with a vision to 2030 in Khanh Hoa province.
The goal of the plan is to safely manage the life cycle, control pollution, reduce emissions, treat and progress to remove persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Khanh Hoa to meet the requirements of the Stockholm Convention on POPs, contributing to the protection of human health and the environment, sustainable development in Vietnam and international integration.
The plan also set out specific tasks in controlling POP pollution from import, trading, use, storage and transport of POP chemicals; pollution control and treatment of hazardous chemicals and materials...
According to the report of the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment, in 2017, hazardous waste generated in the province is about 1,023.5 tons/year; arising from many fields such as: Agriculture, fisheries, construction, tourism, transportation, minerals ..., focusing on large production and business establishments of industries and transportation. In addition, health facilities and hospitals also generate large amounts of hazardous medical waste (about 66kg/ day and have been collected and treated 99.4%). Hazardous agricultural wastes are mainly plant protection packing (35 tons/ year), most of them are processed according to the collection model with household garbage or people bury and burn themselves. As of March 2018, there are about 20 hazardous waste management units licensed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to collect hazardous waste in the province. In addition, the province has 1 industrial waste treatment plant and hazardous waste which is operating stably in Ninh Ich hamlet, Ninh An commune, Ninh Hoa town.
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Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is an international environmental treaty, signed in 2001, effective from May 2004. Stockholm Convention aims to eliminate or limit the production and use of persistent organic pollutant (POP).
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are an organic group, or based on carbon, highly toxic and persistent chemicals in the environment. They can also move far and widely distributed through natural processes, and accumulate in fatty tissues of living organisms. POPs are used as pesticides, used by industry, or created unintentionally as by-products of industrial processes or combustion.
Implementing the responsibilities and obligations of a member country, as stipulated in Article 7 of the Stockholm Convention, in October 2017, Vietnam issued a national plan to implement the Stockholm Convention on POPS until 2025, vision to 2030 and periodically report to the Convention Secretariat on the implementation of this plan.