Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) refers to organic compounds that are resistant to environmental degradation through chemical, biological, and photolytic processes.
POPs are toxic chemicals mainly used in pesticides, solvents, pharmaceuticals or industrial chemicals. POPs pose a risk to the environment and human health. Therefore materials containing, or contaminated with, persistent organic pollutants need to be handled, transported and disposed of in a safe and compliant manner.
The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants is a global treaty that aims to protect human health and the environment from the effects of persistent organic pollutants. The Convention aims to reduce and eliminate the release of POPs and ensures the sound management of stockpiles and wastes that contain POPs.
How do we handle persistent organic pollutants?
Veolia has a number of hazardous waste treatment plants, an accredited laboratory and a specialised waste fleet across Australia to identify, collect, treat and/or destroy most types of waste containing POPs, including contaminated soils, wastewater and packaged chemical waste.
Why choose Veolia for POPs decontamination services?
Veolia provides integrated solutions for the identification, collection, treatment and disposal of hazardous and contaminated waste. Our fast and compliant solutions and highly trained and experienced personnel, means you can trust that your waste is being treated comprehensively.
We offer a specialist service for the management of all your hazardous wastes including;
- Supply and collection of compliant containers
- Characterisation, auditing, packaging and labelling services
- Compliant collection, transport, treatment and destruction
- Full reporting for regulatory requirements