On December 29, 2022, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), in conjunction with other Ministries, jointly released the List of New Pollutants for Priority Control (2023 Edition).
Previously in September 2022, the MEE published the List of New Pollutants for Priority Control (2022 edition) for public comments. The 2023 edition basically remains consistent with the draft released in September. It contains 14 new pollutants, including:
- 10 persistent organic pollutants (POPs),
- two toxic and harmful pollutants,
- one environmental endocrine disruptor, and
- one antibiotic.
The 2023 edition will come into force on March 1, 2023.
Compared with the draft released in September 2022, the 2023 edition added one item on the prohibition of nonylphenol used as a cosmetic component. New pollutants listed in the 2023 edition are prohibited from manufacture, processing, use, import, or export. Related enterprises can enjoy a transitional period until January 1, 2024.
Furthermore, some new pollutants can enjoy use exemptions as well.
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List of Pollutants for Priority Control (2023 edition) in Chinese
Data Analysis—Restrictions Status of Substances Included in the List of New Pollutants under Priority Control 2022 Globally