Large quantities of e-waste are generated and sent to treatment mainly to Asia from all over the world. The unsound treatment of e-waste poses great health risks to local environment and human health. PBDEs are widely used as one important BFR in e-products and can be released during e-waste treatment. However the Asian developing countries do not have capacity and knowledge to control the BFR emission during e-waste treatment.
This project entitled “Capacity building for minimization of BFR emissions from e-waste”) that was selected for funding under the Small Grant Programme through the Regional Centres, will select 4-5 typical countries which produce or use BFR in Asia-Pacific region to organize a regional workshop to exchange the disposal situation of BFR emission from e-waste, enhance the technology or knowledge on analysis technologies of BFR emission from e-waste, including samplingíópre-treatment and detecting technologies, and to develop a regional action plan for environmentally sound management of BFR.