The objective of this document is to provide step-by-step guidance
that enables Parties to establish an inventory on the establishment of
inventories of Hexabromodiphenyl ether and heptabromodiphenyl ether,
Tetrabromodiphenyl ether and pentabromodiphenyl ether (and HBB) listed under
the Convention in 2009. The inventory should provide Parties with baseline data on them at the
national level. Such data would serve as a basis for Parties to develop
strategies/action plans for meeting their obligations under the
This document will be of use to national focal points
for the Convention, the coordinator of the NIP review and update process, and
task teams responsible for establishing the inventory. It will also be of
interest to other stakeholders concerned with the elimination of PBDEs and HBB.
The process for review of the guidance has been initiated by decision SC-6/12 on the draft guidance for the inventory of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) listed under the Stockholm Convention on POPs. The request for information pursuant to decision SC-6/12 can be accessed here. The comments received to date on the draft guidance are available here. The draft revised guidance according to the comments received as of 31 March 2014 is available below in English only. The document is posted as a clean version, and a track changes version can be obtained on request from the Secretariat. Following decision SC-7/10, further comments to the draft guidance are invited prior to 31 March 2016.
COP-6 requested the Secretariat to forward the waste-related content of the draft inventory guidance documents to the appropriate bodies of the Basel Convention. The comments received are available here.
Recommendations on the elimination of brominated diphenyl ethers from the waste stream and on risk reduction for perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (PFOSF)
Guidance on feasible flame-retardant alternatives to commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether - 2009 (UNEP/POPS/COP.4/INF24)
Guidance on considerations related to alternatives and substitutes for listed persistent organic pollutants and candidate chemicals 2009 (UNEP/POPS/POPRC.5/10/Add.1)
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Brominated Flame Retardants in Recycled Plastic Products
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Brominated flame retardants in products: Results of the Swiss market survey 2008
Screening e-waste plastics in Nigeria for brominated flame retardants using XRF – towards a methodology for assessing POPs PBDEs in the e-waste exports – Part 1
Assessing POP-PBDEs and BFRs in e-waste polymers in Nigeria– Part 2