ENVITECC participated to the Side Event “PFAS contamination and experiences on their phase-out in firefighting foams” co-organized by Finland and MedWaves (former SCP/RAC) on 2 May 2023 during the 2023 Conference of Parties (COPs) of the Basel/Rotterdam/Stockholm (BRS) Conventions in Geneva, Switzerland.
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), well known as “forever chemicals”, are a group of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) represented by more than 10,000 chemicals and used in almost all industry branches and many consumer products such as water- and oil-proof apparel, non-stick cook and bake-ware, food packaging, stain resistant upholstery, carpet, firefighting foams, and household agents such as cleaning agents. In short, PFAS are all around us, and they pose significant risks to human health and the environment.
First Annual Stocktaking Meeting (ASM) of the MedProgramme took place on 2-3 November 2022 in Athens, Greece.
The first issue of the MedBulletin of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded MedProgramme is published in December 2022.
In 2021, ENVITECC supported POPs audits with companies in Tunisia and Bosnia and Herzegovina as part of pre-investment support to assess the presence of POPs and safe removal and disposal options.
The POPs Accounting Methodology and Tool was presented by the EBRD’s technical consultant at the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm (BRS) Conventions COP2021.
Dairy products producers will have a greater variety of packaging at their disposal following the installation of a modern production line by Midas Plastics financed by the EBRD and Hamkorbank.
EBRD US$ 12 million loan for development of new hotel in West Cairo serving the Grand Egyptian Museum and Great Giza Pyramids.
EBRD is providing a €300 million financing package to Société Tunisienne de l’Electricité et du Gaz (STEG) to support the stability of Tunisia’s energy sector.