Establishing A Pollution Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) in the Philippines
The public's right to know is essential to any effective public participation, good governance and sustainable business. It is comprised of legal initiatives like access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters.The right to know allows the public to know more about products, projects or activities that may adversely affect their health and environment. Producers become more accountable when the stakeholders know about the hazardous chemicals they use or release in each stage of the product life cycle. It increases transparency and accountability of government in any decision making.