The Regional Workshop on Capacity Building of PBDEs Emissions Reduction from E-waste was held in Guangzhou, China on 31 May-2 June 2011. The workshop was attended by 25 participants totally. Among them, 13 delegates nominated by the official contact point to the Stockholm Convention from 7served countries by Stockholm Convention Regional Center for Capacity-building and the Transfer of Technology in Asia and the Pacific (SCRCAP) (Cambodia, China, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan,Philippines and Sri Lanka); 12 resource persons and conference secretaries from SCRCAP / Basel Convention Coordinating Center for Asia and the Pacific (BCRC China), Hong Kong Baptist University, Tsinghua University, Institute of Flame retardant of China, Kingfa Sci ＆Tech. Co. Ltd.
The regional workshop isfunded by the Small Grant Programme of Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention (SSC), organized by SCRCAP with the support of Ministry of Environmental Protection of China (MEP).
During the workshop, participants exchanged national status on PBDEs and e-waste management and national needs; advanced technologies related to PBDEs characteristics, convention requirements, analysis method, inventory investigation methodology, development trend of flame retardant was introduced; national needs and activity priority, regional strategy framework and project proposal were also discussed. In the third day of the workshop, participants had a field visit to modified plastics manufacture plant and e-waste recycling plant.