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Successful Waste & Synergies Side Event Held in Geneva
IPEN organized a successful side event during the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions' Conference of the Parties: "Waste & Synergies between Basel and Stockholm Conventions: Understanding the Links and Implications" Alan Watson (Public Interest Consultants and IPEN), Jindrich Petrlik (Arnika Toxics and Waste Programme and IPEN's Dioxin, PCBs and Waste Working Group), and Jim Puckett (Basel Action Network) made presentations.
See Alan Watson's presentation here
See Jindrich Petrlik's presentation here
IPEN's Senior Science and Technical Advisor Joe DiGangi moderated the session. Dr. Lawrence Chidi Anukam (National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency of Nigeria) was a special guest, and spoke about the difficulty of trying to determine the functionality of electronic products that are shipped to Nigeria. The event also provided information about low POPs content, recycling exemptions, and guidelines for the transboundary movement of electronic waste.
Read more about IPEN's activities at the COP7 here