Consultation outcome

Persistent organic pollutants: draft Stockholm Convention UK implementation plan 2021

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Summary of responses and government response

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Detail of outcome

We received 18 responses to this consultation.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the devolved administrations considered the views of all stakeholders with an interest in the updated National Implementation Plan, finalised the document and submitted it to the Stockholm Convention for publication on their website.

The updated National Implementation Plan has been published.

Original consultation


Seeking views on the 2021 updated UK implementation plan for the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants.

This consultation was held on another website.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our draft update to the UK National Implementation Plan (NIP) for the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

The update covers ‘new POPs’, which have been more recently listed under the Stockholm Convention and are not fully covered in our last NIP update in 2017.

It sets out the information available to us for these substances and our plans to monitor and eliminate these substances in the future.

It provides an update to the older POPs and our action plan from 2017.


Consultation letter

Published 19 March 2021
Last updated 23 June 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added the summary of responses and government response.

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