This disposal project is the second stage (Phase II) of an AusAID-fiuided project developed in conjunction with South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to manage persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Pacific Island Countries (PICs). The Phase I project, which was implemented between April 1997 and April 2000. involved an inventory of hazardous chemicals, and a discussion of management options for obsolete chemicals and containers, in the PICs. Although many obsolete agricultural and other chemicals can be disposed of safely locally, others cannot.
POPs in PICs is a project to eliminate persistent organic pollutants from Pacific Island countries. This report outlines the approximate volume of persistent organic pollutants collected in the Pacific Islands by the end of the project in 2006 for each country as well as lessons learned.