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Sound Management of POPs in Articles and Phasing out Opportunities in Emerging Countries

SCRCAP/BCRC Beijing was selected by the Secretariat of Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Convention to be the implementation agency of the project named “Sound Management of POPs in articles and phasing out opportunities in emerging countries” from January to October 2013. The project is funded by the Government of Germany and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) .

The overall objective of the project is to reduce exposure to and risks emanating from new POPs through the identification and phasing-out of new POPs in products and articles. The direct aim is to undertake a study on the presence of new POPs in articles in a developing country or country with economies in transition with high industrial activity.

The research project will target the use of BDEs and PFOS listed under the Convention in applications in China. It would be focus on identifying problems faced by China and its different stakeholders such as industries in detecting POPs in articles, their sound management and opportunities for the phase-out by substitution or use of alternatives. The identification of technical cross-cutting issues leading to the prevention and minimization of hazardous wastes generation would also be sought.

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