Counting Chemicals: Developing a Pollution Release and Transfer Register for Scotland
Freedom of information and access to environmental information have, in recent years, come to the forefront of international political and environmental debate. It is under this umbrella that Pollution Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) fall, providing the public with access to vital information on the environment. International and European agreements such as the Aarhus Convention (1998) are now requiring countries to implement such regimes. This report examines existing PRTR systems in other countries including the USA, Australia and Canada.