Sound Management of POPs Containing Waste

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From October 13, 2015 to April 1, 2022

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 12.5 Reduce waste generation through reduction, recycling, reuse
  2. 12.6 Encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices, reporting
  3. 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound chemical, waste management

Project ID: 4686

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Technical team

  • Chemicals and Waste Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Persistent organic pollutants
  • Waste management


  • Pesticide
  • E-waste


  • Human altered areas


  • Industrial site

Transformed sector(s)

  • Materials and manufacturing

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Normative support
  • Policy advice


  • Management operation
  • Law regulation
  • Capacity building


  • Waste management
  • Pollution control
  • Impact assessment
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Institutional capacity building

Social inclusion

  • Private sector

Gender equality

  • Awareness raising (on gender)

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 12.5 Reduce waste generation through reduction, recycling, reuse
  • 12.6 Encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices, reporting
  • 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound chemical, waste management

Conventions and protocols

  • Stockholm Convention (POPs)

Private sector(s)

  • Large corporations
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises

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About this project


The five-year project will help Mexico to fulfil its requirements under the Stockholm Convention. Consistent with this objective, the project addresses POPs release sensitive e-waste stream in the recycling, dismantling and treatment processes of electronic waste (e-waste) and the environmentally sound elimination and management of obsolete POPs pesticides stockpiles. To achieve the project objective and outcomes, the project is structured in 6 components: Component 1 focuses on strengthening public policy and institutional capacities that will facilitate minimizing POPs releases particularly relating to e-waste generation and obsolete pesticides stockpiles; Component 2 covers the development of required infrastructure and the demonstration of BAT/BEP technologies in formal and informal recycling facilities with GEF support focused on introduction of international technology and capability; Component 3 addresses risks of POPs exposure through environmentally sound destruction of obsolete pesticides stockpiles and containment/remediation of priority contaminated sites; Component 4 strengthens capacities of State level authorities for inspection, enforcement and operational management, and develops obsolete pesticide management plans to ensure sustainability; Component 5 supports the monitoring and evaluation of the project and dissemination of experience gained; and Component 6 strengthens project management capacity to achieve implementation effectiveness and efficiency.


To minimize impacts on health and the global environment through sound chemicals management and reduction of POPs releases and exposure to POPs from e-waste and pesticides management operations in Mexico.

USD $5,820,000

Grant amount

USD $23,470,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($5,820,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Mexico

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