The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from highly dangerous, long-lasting chemicals by restricting and ultimately eliminating their production, use, trade, release and storage
Article 5 of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) requires Parties to continue minimization and, where feasible, ultimate elimination of releases from unintentional production of chemicals. Incineration of medical wastes falls into the source categories that have the potential for comparatively high formation and releases of the PCDD/PCDF into the environment.
India became a party to the Stockholm Convention on POPs in May 2002 and ratified it in January 2006. With this the country was obliged to comply with the requirements of the Stockholm Convention.
The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India, is the national executing agency.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the implementing agency.
The project promotes a country-wide adoption of best available techniques and best environmental practices (BAT/BEP) in healthcare institutions so as to reduce and ultimately eliminate dioxins and furans.
Component 1 : Training Needs Assessment
Component 2 : Development of Training Documents, Guidance Manuals and Awareness Campaign Materials on Biomedical Waste Management
Component 3: Implementation of Training Programmes on Medical Waste Management(esmwi)