Project on HBCD

Sound management of HBCD in insulation products and wastes from construction and demolition in typical Asia-Pacific countries.

Objective: To support the countries from the Asia-Pacific region in eliminating HBCD in thermal insulation materials from construction and demolition (C&D) waste by providing information and recommendations on approaches that can be implemented to achieve these aims in the region.

Activities:

  1. Undertake study on the use of HBCD in insulation materials, the generation trends and disposal of insulation waste containing HBCD in Asia-Pacific countries:
    1. Investigate historical and current use of HBCD in different types of insulation products in Asia-Pacific countries
    2. Estimate the generation trends of insulation wastes containing HBCD in the next 50 years
  2. Undertake feasibility study on resource utilization and environmentally sound management of insulation waste containing HBCD generated from C&D waste
    1. Investigate the treatment processes and separation techniques for insulation waste containing HBCD generated from C&D in Asia-Pacific countries
    2. Undertake an assessment of existing control schemes for the recycling and disposal of insulation materials containing HBCD in Asia-Pacific Countries and the effectiveness of such schemes
    3. Make recommendations on the sound management that can be applied to HBCD in insulation materials and wastes in Asia-Pacific countries

Target countries: China, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, Vietnam

Project duration: 30 November 2016 – 30 April 2018

Support: Financial support by the Governments of Germany and Japan, technical support by the Stockholm Convention Regional Centre in China

Outcomes:

  1. Final report - Sound management of HBCD in insulation products and wastes from construction and demolition in typical Asia-Pacific countries
  2. Consultation meeting on the HBCD project, 22 March 2018, Beijing
    1. Overview
    2. China
    3. Mongolia
    4. Republic of Korea
    5. Vietnam