Review and update of the guidelines and guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices

Background

The process for the review and update of the guidelines and guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices is ongoing in accordance with decision SC-8/6 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. By decision SC-8/6 the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention adopted the terms of reference for and the workplan of the experts on the review and update of the guidelines on best available techniques and best environmental practices relevant to the persistent organic pollutants listed in Annex C and of the guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices relevant to the persistent organic pollutants listed in Annex A or Annex B to the Convention.

Working drafts

Interim working drafts of updated guidance are made available on this web page in accordance with the workplan for review and update. Comments and additional information relevant to the process for review and update of the guidelines and guidance should be submitted to the Secretariat.

Guidelines on best available techniques and guidance on best environmental practices relevant to Article 5 and Annex

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Guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices for the use of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and related chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention

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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

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Draft guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices for the production and use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) listed with specific exemptions under the Stockholm Convention

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Draft guidance on best available techniques and best environmental practices for the production and use of pentachlorophenol listed with specific exemptions under the Stockholm Convention

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