Guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices for the recycling and waste disposal of articles containing polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) listed under the Stockholm Convention

Scope

The main objective of this document is to provide guidance on best available techniques (BAT) and best environmental practices (BEP) for the recycling and final disposal of products and articles containing POP-PBDEs in an environmentally sound manner, following the recommendations of the COP on the elimination of POP-PBDEs from the waste stream. This document also aims to assist Parties reviewing and updating their NIPs with information on how to meet the obligations of the Convention on POP-PBDEs. It provides guidance on developing action plans for the environmentally sound management (ESM) of POP-PBDE-containing articles and materials based on the POP-PBDE inventory results.

Main target audience

National Stockholm Convention focal points, the project coordination unit implementing the NIP review and update project, and task teams responsible for conducting POP-PBDEs inventories and developing action plans for managing POP-PBDEs.

Guidance

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Guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices for the recycling and disposal of articles containing polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) listed under the Stockholm Convention, updated January 2017

Previous versions of the guidance

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Revised draft guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices for the recycling and disposal of articles containing polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) listed under the Stockholm Convention, January 2015

Draft guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices for the recycling and disposal of articles containing polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) listed under the Stockholm Convention, July 2012 

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Review of the Guidance

The process for the review and update of the guidelines and guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices has been initiated by decision SC-6/10 and is conducted by the experts nominated by parties and others through the joint Toolkit and best available techniques and best environmental practices expert roster. The comments received to date on this guidance document are available here.