Mar 27, 2015
Projects related to POPs wastes implemented through the BCCC-
Side Event on the Basel Convention Regional Centres
COP 2 – Stockholm Convention1-5 May 2006
• Framework Agreement - January 30th 2004 in Montevideo
Ministry of Housing, Land Planning and Environment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on behalf of Uruguay´s Gov.
and Secretariat of the Basel Convention on behalf of the Conference of the Parties
• Headquarter: Technological Laboratory of Uruguay (LATU)
LATU : - infrastructure which includes laboratories, conference rooms - ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System certified by the
Swiss Association for Quality (SQS) and more than 200 tests accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service
Vision of the BCCC-Uruguay
Consolidate, together with the Regional Centres, areference institution which leads the Latin American
and the Caribbean countries in the process of capacitybuilding, strengthening and specialisation, in the aimof minimising health and environmental risks in the
chemicals and hazardous waste integratedmanagement, within a framework of sustainable
“Stockholm Convention Case Study” 2004
Project SSC - BCCC
Achieve activities related to the delivering of capacity-building and transfer of technology in accordance with article 12 of the Stockholm Convention
- Practical Guideline on Environmentally Sound Management of Obsolete Pesticides in the Latin America and Caribbean countries
-Regional Workshop on Obsolete Pesticides (Venezuela)
-Regional Capacity building regarding stockpiles – life cycle approach.
Project SBC – BCCC – IDRC (Canada)
“Training of municipals technicians in sound environmental management of
hazardous wastes” 2005Main Purpose:•Train municipal technicians in the sound management of hazardous wastes in view of the local needs
Cost: US$ 97,600
Outputs: - Guide for the Integral Management of Hazardous Wastes - Internet Modality Course on Management of Hazardous Wastes (30 participants of 17 countries) - Two Classroom Course (Ecuador and Cuba,82 participants in total). - Database of 589 municipalities from 19 Latin-American countries.
Geographical Scope: Latin America
“Training of municipals technicians in sound environmental management of hazardous wastes” ( cont.)
– Wastes Definition and Classification– Pollutants transport and liberation– Risks related to Hazardous Wastes – The International Agreements – Management of Hazardous Wastes (General Aspects, Wastes Streams,
Plans of management) – Inventories – Strategies to avoid and to minimize the generation – Conditioning, Storage and Transport – Treatment and Final Disposal / Export – Location Criteria– Management of Contaminated Sites– Special Wastes Streams / Ex. Pesticide packages, Clinical Solid wastes,
Used Lead Acid Batteries, Used oils, Used tyres, Used batteries, Scrap
“Training of municipals technicians in sound environmental management of hazardous wastes”
•New edition of the internet course ( May-July)
•Traslate the guide
•External evaluation of the project
Project BCCC – SBC-CNTL Brazil- Brazilian Ministry of the Environment
“Pilot programme for the minimization of impacts generated by hazardous wastes” 2005-2006
Cost: US$ 135,800
Elaborate a methodology that allow to prepare guides for the sound management of various streams of hazardous wastes with the Environmental Authority interest and the involvement of the productive sector.
–Three guidelines with technical information on each prioritised hazardous waste current
–A guide with the methodology to study a hazardous waste stream in a productive sector
“Assessment of Existing Capacities and Capacity Building Needs for Persistent Organic Pollutants Analysis (POPs) in Developing Countries”
Regional Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean - Montevideo, 5-9 Sep. 2005
“Consultation to the Rotterdam Convention on the prior informed consent procedure for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade” Montevideo, 21-24 November 2005
Results: - Quality criteria to analyse POPs; - Needs to analyse POPs; - Sustainability criteria to analyse POPs; - Questionnaire on capacity to analyse POPs.
Consultation about the implementation of the Rotterdam Convention, with representatives of Perú, Colombia and Uruguay
67 participants – 24 countries
Next workshop“Legal aspect at a national an internationallevel for the implementation of the threeConventions”.
Coordinating Centre and UNEP Chemicals,
with the cooperation of the Swiss Government.
Eng. Marisol MalloDirector