In Iceland, Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on persistent organic pollutants is transposed in the national Regulation No 954/2013 regarding persistent organic pollutants

Persistent organic pollutants, POPs, are organic compounds that degrade slowly in the environment. The persistence of these compounds makes it possible for them to be transported great distances. Furthermore, these compounds contain halogens which generally makes them lipid soluble and leads to bioaccumulation with potential adverse health effects.

Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 adopts The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants which is an international treaty that aims to eliminate or restrict the production and use of persistent organic pollutants.