Using the preliminary research and scoping study, a workshop will allow the exchange of experiences on POPs in articles and POPs phase-out. Among the themes for consideration would be regulatory approaches on POPs in articles, the business case for the use of alternatives and substitutes, the availability and assessment of alternatives and substitutes to POPs, supply chains considerations and links to the Rotterdam Convention. Following the event and further research, information on industry experiences on the use of POPs alternatives and substitutes will be gathered. These will aim at demonstrating good practices that could be replicated in different countries, with one or several developing countries identified for pilot testing.
Participation in theses activities offers an opportunity to companies to increase the visibility of their commitment to protect human health and the environment from hazardous chemicals. Interested companies would also be able to showcase their knowledge on the use of safe alternatives and substitutes and their efforts to greening products and production processes.