New Zealand NZ Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment presents report on the environmental fate of chemicals

NZ Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment presents report on the environmental fate of chemicals

On March 3, 2022, Simon Upton, New Zealand’s Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, released a new report on the environmental fate of chemicals.

The report summarizes the following items.

  • Environmental fate of chemicals and the effects
  • Current chemical control system
  • The main routes by which chemicals enter the environment and how their sources and routes are managed
  • Visualization of the regulatory framework
    In particular, the following four chemicals were selected and a follow-up survey was conducted on their lifecycle from use to disposal.

    • Neonicotinoids (used in insecticides)
    • Tetracycline (used in antibiotics)
    • Terbuthylazine (used in herbicides)
    • Zinc (as a metal)

 

The relevant documents can be viewed from the following URLs.