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The project intends to prevent the release in Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the environment through the improvement of health care waste management, implementation of green chemistry initiatives in the industry and agriculture along with destruction of identified POPs waste stockpiles.
The following POPs will be targeted by the project: Dioxins (PCDD/F) released by unsafe incineration of medical waste and empty pesticide containers, POPs substances listed under Stockholm Convention (SC) on Persistent Organic Pollutants used in the manufacturing of plastic products, with special reference to plastic use in articles exposed to sources of heat; and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) existing in the dielectric fluid of electrical equipment, and obsolete POPs stockpiles/materials.
All these substances pose a global threat to the environment and human health due to their long persistence in the environment, their long term and cumulative toxic properties, and their capacity to bioaccumulate in living organisms.
The overall objective of the project is to reduce risk for people’s health and the environment through the prevention of U-POP releases, shifting from POPs toward non-POPs chemicals in the plastic industry, and sound destruction of at least 50 tons of POPs waste.
Project component “Development of Database management System of Cooling Equipment and RHVAC Appliances” aims at establishment of database/registry of appliances and equipment containing ozone depleting substances (ODS) in Bosnia and Herzegovina which would make further steps towards fulfilment of obligations of Bosnia and Herzegovina under the Montreal Protocol on ODS and their alternatives.
Such inventory would enable proper inspections and prevention of the discharge of ozone depleting substances and/or replacement with proper substitute substances, as well as servicing of the equipment by authorized repairers, checking of the leakage of refrigerant from the equipment and systems in accordance with the applicable regulations in BiH.
Owners of equipment and devices should be registered and properly entered in the database/registry accompanied with appropriate obligations imposed, to ensure proper maintenance of these equipment and to prevent the leakage of ozone depleting refrigerants, contributing to climate change and harmful to human health.
The Project component consists of five main tasks, as follows:
Task 1 – Organization of the workshop
Task 2 – Review of existing regulations, certification system for service technicians and owners of cooling equipment and HVAC appliances
Task 3 – Data collection in the field
Task 4 – Development of Database Management System
Task 5 – Update/development of agreed legislative acts.