Incinerators "not damaged" by flame retardants

The level of brominated flame retardants present in plastic appliance parts incinerated in municipal waste is well below levels that could damage incinerators, according to a study commissioned by retardants industry lobby group Ebfrip. The study responds to concerns raised by incinerator operators in the wake of EU agreement on a new waste electronics recycling directive, which aims to take electronics out of the household waste stream. The study concludes that incinerating this waste is technically feasible in the interim, René Montaigne of Ebfrip told ENDS Europe DAILY. See Ebprif.

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