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Pilot study of brominated flame retardants in waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

Publication date:  December 2012
Publication reference number:  CR 134

The Ministry for the Environment commissioned this pilot study to identify if plastics in waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE, or e-waste) contained brominated flame retardants (BFRs). E-waste containing BFEs is subject to the export requirements of the Basel Convention. The results of this pilot study are presented as an indicative finding to better understand the implications for the environmentally sound management of these wastes.