Non Com POPs Project


Global Programme to demonstrate the viability and removal of barriers that impede adoption and successful implementation of available non-combustion technologies for destroying Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the Philippines



This Philippine Project which aims to use non-combustion technology to destroy significant obsolete PCBs wastes and help remove barriers to the further adoption and effective implementation of the selected technology and meet the Stockholm Convention requirements is part of a Global Programme. Similar Non-Combustion Project is are currently being implemented in Slovakia.   


The immediate project objective is to deploy a commercially available, proven non-combustion technology to address 1,500 tonnes of PCBs-containing equipment and wastes. The currently known PCB inventories reported in the NIP of the Stockholm Convention dated January 2006 include 6,879 tonnes of PCB containing equipment and wastes comprising about 2,400 tonnes of PCBs oil.


The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the Implementing Agency for the Project.  The Government of the Philippines through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has the overall responsibility for environmental management. The DENR-EMB will have the lead responsibility in coordinating with other institutions in the Philippines participating in the project and will act as the National Executing Agency (NEA).


Other partners are the Philippine National Oil Company-Philippine Alternative Fuel Corporation (PNOC/PAFC) as operating entity, private sectors (Meralco, National Transmission Coprporation and National Power Corporation) and public sector is represented by the non-governmental organizations (NGOs)  (Greenpeace Philippines and Global Alliance Against Incinerator) at the national level and Environmental Health Fund (EHF) at international level.


The project will build on significant level of Civil Society involvement that has started during the preparatory phase.  The local representatives together with the private sector partners will create a strong public-private partnership supported by the local Civil Society (NGO community).