Chemicals and Hazardous Waste

2017-04-28

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GREEN TOOL BOX INFORMATION BRIEF APRIL 2017 / Chemicals are essential for modern life, but they also pose high health and environmental risks, when not properly managed. There is a general lack of knowledge about risks with chemicals, how to use them and dispose of them safely. Once the awareness is there, it is possible to reduce the risks. Safe management of chemicals and hazardous waste is a prerequisite for sustainable development. This brief aims to provide guidance on how to address chemicals and hazardous wastes in the management of Sida-supported programmes.Chemicals are essential for modern life, but they also pose high health and environmental risks, when not properly managed. There is a general lack of knowledge about risks with chemicals, how to use them and dispose of them safely. Once the awareness is there, it is possible to reduce the risks. Safe management of chemicals and hazardous waste is a prerequisite for sustainable development. This brief aims to provide guidance on how to address chemicals and hazardous wastes in the management of Sida-supported programmes.