Parliament Committee votes to outlaw Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

On 21 January 2004, the Parliament’s Environment Committee voted to phase out the production, trade and use of POPs.

By voting in favour of theFrahm reporton phasing out Persistent Organic Pollutants (39 votes to 8), the Parliament's Environment Committee showed this issue enjoyed the support of parties across the political board.

The production, use and trade of these substances will be progressively banned and a 'name and shame system' put in place to sanction those infringing the rule.

The Frahm report derives from the global

Stockholm Convention on POPssigned by the European Community in May 2001. It is scheduled for the February plenary vote in Parliament.

 

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