Stockholm Secretariat Launches PEN Awards

January 2011: The Stockholm Convention Secretariat has launched the Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) Elimination Network (PEN) Awards and is calling for nominations.

The Awards will honor outstanding achievements in the environmentally-sound management of PCBs under four thematic areas: inventories of PCBs; maintenance, handling and interim storage of equipment containing PCBs; disposal of PCBs; and open application of PCBs. Applications should be submitted by 1 March. [Stockholm Convention Website]