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Brominated flame retardant research: A pilot study of e-waste plastic sorting in New Zealand

Publication date:  October 2013
Publication reference number:  CR 155

The Ministry for the Environment commissioned ENVIRON Australia Pty Ltd, supported by Geo & Hydro – K8 Ltd, to investigate the practicalities of identifying, sorting and segregating plastics in the e-waste recycling industry, according to those components that contain brominated flame retardant (BFR) chemicals banned under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). 

The report is one of two reports that provided the validation for the Ministry ‘s guidance on managing waste that may contain brominated flame retardants. The other report is Brominated Flame Retardant Research: A cost-benefit analysis of sorting options for e-waste plastics.