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Guias Muestreo Ambiental de ELAW

El muestreo ambiental es importante para obtener información sobre la presencia de sustancias contaminantes en el ambiente (agua, aire, suelo) para determinar si sus concentraciones exceden los niveles de referencia o estándares de calidad para la protección de la salud pública y ecosistemas.

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Guide to Collecting Environmental Samples

Environmental sampling is key to assess and quantify the presence of pollutants in the environment (water, air, soil). It is fundamental to determine if the concentration of pollutants exceed environmental quality guidelines or standards for the protection of public health and ecosystems.

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Руководство по оценке отчетов ОВОС горнорудных проектов

 

Most countries require an environmental impact assessment (EIA) before giving the green light to a mining project. EIA processes provide a valuable opportunity for citizens to participate in decisions about mines. The problem is, project proponents often submit long, complex EIA documents that are incomprehensible to lay people.

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Guide pour l’évaluation des EIE de projets minier

 

Most countries require an environmental impact assessment (EIA) before giving the green light to a mining project. EIA processes provide a valuable opportunity for citizens to participate in decisions about mines. The problem is, project proponents often submit long, complex EIA documents that are incomprehensible to lay people.

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Botswana's Plastic Laws

Waste Management (Plastic Carrier Bags and Plastic Flat Bags Prohibition), Regulations, 2018; Statutory Instrument No. 74 of 2018 (1 June 2018)

Bans the manufacture, trade, import, possession, or distributes for commercial purposes plastic carrier bags or flat bags in Botswana. Art. 3(1). Exceptions apply to bread bags, plastic bin liners, barrier bags, plastic refuse bags, and primary packaging. Art. 3(2).

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Burkina Faso: Select plastic laws

Law prohibiting the production, import, marketing and distribution of non-biodegradable plastic packaging and bags. Law n° 017-2014 of May 20, 2014. 

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