EERA is concerned about the decision of the Stockholm Convention defining HBCD as a new POP

 

EERA is directly concerned about the decision of the Stockholm Convention defining HBCD as a new POP and the subsequent discussion within the European Commission to establish very low and we believe impractical contamination thresholds under the EU POP Regulation which are significantly lower than the limits set by REACH, since E- Waste plastics represent a considerable percentage of the total E-waste stream and since brominated flame retardants, such as HBCD have also been used in E-waste plastics, particularly in HIPS (May 2015) 

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