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Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with pesticides aldrin, chlordane, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene (HCB), mirex or toxaphene or with HCB as an industrial chemical

The Secretariat of the Basel Convention has requested IHPA to draw up the technical guidelines. The works have been executed taking into consideration of the decisions of the Open-ended Working Group (in particular decisions OEWG I/4 and OEWG II/10) and the work and decisions of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee/POPs (i.e. decisions INC-6/5 and INC-7/6, on the development of technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of persistent organic pollutant wastes and to consult closely the Secretariat and with Parties.

Scope
The technical guidelines provide guidance for the environmentally sound management (ESM) of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with the pesticides aldrin, chlordane, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene (HCB), mirex or toxaphene or with HCB as an industrial chemical (abbreviated as “pesticide POPs”) in accordance with decisions V/8, VI/23 and VII/13 of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, decisions OEWG-I/4, OEWG-II/10, OEWG-III/8 and IV/11of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention, and taking into account Resolution 5 of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants; decisions INC-6/5 and INC-7/6 of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for an International Legally Binding Instrument for Implementing International Action on Certain Persistent Organic Pollutants and decision SC-1/21 of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention.

The final version is available on the website of the secretariat of the Basel Convention

About IHPA

The International HCH & Pesticides Association (IHPA) is an independent and non-political network of committed individuals that wants to draw international attention on the world-wide problems stemming from the production and use of HCH and other obsolete pesticides and its dangers for human health and the environment.

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