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Participation at BRS COP 2022

Joint Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions on hazardous chemical management took place from 6th - 17th June at Geneva. Three POs from the South Asia region, Ram Charitra Sah from CEPHED, Nepal; Shahriar Hossain from ESDO, Bangaldesh and Piyush Mohapatra, Toxics Link, India actively participated in the meetings.

Major decisions were adopted at the COP. PFAS compound PFHxS was listed for global ban with no exemptions; chemical recycling blocked over hazardous waste concerns; controls adopted on e-waste exports; and a proposal for burning PFAS in cement kilns stymied. Read more here.

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