#POPs

The "garbage mountains" on the outskirts of Jakarta attract researchers. Is a giant landfill a source of pollution?

The "garbage mountains" on the outskirts of Jakarta attract researchers. Is a giant landfill a source of pollution?

Indonesia is known for its white-sand beaches, exotic cuisine, and restless volcanoes. What tourists don't normally see, however, are mountains of waste and small “volcanoes” in...

Scientists confirmed food chain contamination near e-waste processing facilities in Thailand

Scientists confirmed food chain contamination near e-waste processing facilities in Thailand

BANGKOK/PRAGUE – Recently published analysis [1] confirmed that communities in the Chachoengsao province, Thailand, face severe food chain contamination with some of the world's...

Nexus3 and Arnika call for Global Plastics Treaty after new study shows toxic contamination

Nexus3 and Arnika call for Global Plastics Treaty after new study shows toxic contamination

8 December 2022, JAKARTA - Indonesian NGO Nexus3 and Czech environmental NGO Arnika are calling for a global treaty on plastics pollution, an international legally binding...

Survey reveals traces of endocrine disrupting chemicals in plastic garden and household products

Survey reveals traces of endocrine disrupting chemicals in plastic garden and household products

Almost half of plastic household and gardening products (1) contain substances known to pose risks to health and the environment because they may interfere with human and animal...

Companies again emitted more toxic substances in Czechia in 2021

Companies again emitted more toxic substances in Czechia in 2021

PRAGUE – The amount of discharged carcinogenic, mutagenic, and reprotoxic substances (substances endangering reproduction) has increased significantly year-on-year. Emissions of...

Thai colleagues visited the Czech Republic. They spoke at the BDS conference and toured laboratories

Thai colleagues visited the Czech Republic. They spoke at the BDS conference and toured laboratories

The last time we had a visit from Thai colleagues from the EARTH organization [1] in Arnika was in 2018. Therefore, we were glad they attended Prague's Biodetectors Conference in...

International cooperation is the answer to global pollution, scientists confirmed at the Prague conference

International cooperation is the answer to global pollution, scientists confirmed at the Prague conference

15 September 2022, PRAGUE/JAKARTA/BANGKOK – The international BioDetectors conference took place in Prague on 13-14 September and was attended by experts worldwide. They can use...

Chemicals in Waste Will Continue to Pose Health and Environmental Threats Under New EU Rules

Chemicals in Waste Will Continue to Pose Health and Environmental Threats Under New EU Rules

June 23, PRAGUE - Earlier this week, the European Council and Parliament reached an agreement on new limits on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in wastes, but unfortunately,...

BRS Conventions take steps for global protections from toxic chemicals

BRS Conventions take steps for global protections from toxic chemicals

GENEVA - Several notable decisions were adopted at the closing of two weeks of negotiations of the Joint Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm...

As developing countries stay vulnerable, struggle for stricter POPs limits continues

As developing countries stay vulnerable, struggle for stricter POPs limits continues

The Nexus3 Foundation (Indonesia), together with the Arnika Association (Czech Republic), and the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) keep calling on the...

A Thai activist: stricter limits on POPs and proper categorization of e-waste will reduce its importation into Thailand

A Thai activist: stricter limits on POPs and proper categorization of e-waste will reduce its importation into Thailand

A conference of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions is happening in Geneva. A delegation from the NGO Ecological Alert and Recovery – Thailand...

Arnika’s interventions at BRS meeting: Health and environment must be the priority criterion

Arnika’s interventions at BRS meeting: Health and environment must be the priority criterion

Arnika’s lead expert Jindřich Petrlík and IPEN Global Researcher based in Arnika Jitka Straková called for improvements of the Stockholm convention in their interventions at the...