Schadstoff-Emissionsregister: Information, Aufsicht, Schadstoffverminderung dank Dialog


  • Hans Peter Saxer
  • Hans Hosbach
  • Georg Karlaganis



A Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) is a cost efficient tool to acquire data on sources of pollutant emissions and to measure the success of the reduction of polluting substances and waste over time. It promotes a sustainable development by informing the public and by motivating polluters to voluntarily take measures to reduce the environmental burden. The introduction and use of a PRTR was recommended by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro as part of the agenda for sustainable development. PRTRs are already used in several countries as USA, Canada, or The Netherlands. For the time being the OECD is organizing workshops to prepare a guidance document for governments to help other countries in setting up their national PRTR.




How to Cite

H. P. Saxer, H. Hosbach, G. Karlaganis, Chimia 1995, 49, 110, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.1995.110.