Online from 13 December to 18 December 2021. The objective of the meeting is to advance the work on the updating of technical guidelines on the identification and environmentally sound management of plastic wastes and for their disposal as per COP 14 decision BC-14/3.The meeting participants include representatives of the SIWG.The outcome of the meeting will be submitted for consideration by the fifteenth meeting of Conference of the Parties of the Basel Convention, segment of June 2022. The meeting was organized by the secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, and more than 40 members of the working group attended the meeting.
China, Japan and the United Kingdom are the lead countries for the revision of the technical guidelines. Zhao Nana, from BCRC China as the representative of the Chinese government, was jointly responsible for the revision of the technical guidelines with the representatives of Japan and the United Kingdom, and Zhao Nana co-chaired the online meeting with the representatives of Japan and the United Kingdom. The meeting completed five agenda items: opening, organizational matters, technical guidelines, opinions and suggestions, other matters and closing.