Persistent Organic Pollutants

Legislative Framework for Controlling POPs

The POPs pesticides are controlled under the Pesticides Ordinance (Cap. 133) and the Import and Export Ordinance (Cap. 60).

The non-pesticide POPs are controlled under the Hazardous Chemicals Control Ordinance (Cap. 595) and the Import and Export Ordinance (Cap. 60).

A number of environmental ordinances are also in place to impose "downstream" control of air and water pollution, and waste disposal. Relevant key environmental legislation includes:              

  • Air Pollution Control Ordinance (Cap. 311)
  • Water Pollution Control Ordinance (Cap. 358)
  • Waste Disposal Ordinance (Cap. 354) and Waste Disposal (Chemical Waste) (General) Regulation (Cap. 354C)      
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance (Cap. 499)           

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