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
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.
Draft guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices for the recycling and disposal of articles containing polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)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
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.