30 experts in the field of waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) participated in a GIZ workshop on the manual dismantling of RAC appliances, which took place as part of the "1st International Congress for the Integral Management of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and its Contribution to Climate Stability in Colombia".
The workshop was based on the Guideline for Manual Dismantling of Refrigerators and Air Conditioners (opens in a new window), published by the GIZ and its Colombian partner in April this year. It aimed at improving the environmentally sound management of domestic RAC appliances in Colombia. RAC appliances contain refrigerants and blowing agents with high GWP and ozone depletion potential (ODP), making them an especially crucial group of WEEE.
The workshop was organized by the Proklima project "Management and destruction of ODS in ODS banks" in cooperation with the Technical Ozone Unit of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia. Funding was granted by the BMUB.