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Brussels, 4 April 2011- The results of the Voluntary Emissions Control Action Programme (VECAP) Annual Progress Report, released today, revealed continued growth in participation to the programme, with 95% coverage of the sales volume. The number of VECAP-certified sites grew from three to five compared to last year, external certification being the gold standard in the level of commitment to VECAP.
The results confirmed a continuing downward trend in emissions from brominated flame retardant (BFR) production and user plants in Europe. Successful implementation of best practices are reported to have led to significant decrease in potential emissions from packaging waste of Decabromodiphenyl ether (Deca-BDE) and Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) to land and water since the programme was implemented.