The primary objectives of this Training Manual are: 1. To improve the background knowledge of the POPs currently listed under the Stockholm Convention and the main potential sources of POPs in the Caribbean. 2. To outline the legal international framework which may be considered for the cross jurisdictional cooperation in the handling, management and disposal of POPs. 3.To provide a broad knowledge base on the handling, management and disposal of wastes generated from or contaminated with POPs. 4. To enable countries with the capacity to coordinate initiatives to implement the BAT/BEP practices and systems for the environmentally sound management (ESM), including labelling, storage, packaging, handling and transport of POPs. 5. To raise awareness of existing technologies for the destruction of articles containing or contaminated with POPs.