Basel Convention


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Basel Convention

A treaty intended to reduce the transfer of hazardous waste across international lines, especially between developed countries and the developing world. Hazardous waste is defined in the treaty as anything considered hazardous waste in the country in which it originated. Interestingly, it does not deal with radioactive waste. It was signed in 1989 and went into effect in 1992.
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The Basel Convention, a United Nations accord, imposes strict regulations on how garbage marked for export must be sorted or at least tested for hazardous material.
Filipino legislators like Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago said the move by the consignees to dump the wastes in the Philippines violates the Basel Convention on the transit of toxic waste materials.
The new bylaw introduces waste classification, namely: waste of the so-called "green list", waste of the so-called "yellow list", hazardous waste--as defined in the Basel Convention.
It will provide an overview of the contributions to the Technical Cooperation Trust Fund of the Basel Convention and the Special Voluntary Trust Funds of the Rotterdam and Stockholm convention for the implementation of the Programs of Work of the three conventions, as approved by their respective COPs.
Steiner said that the amount of some such materials that are available above ground in unused electronics now exceeds the amount still in the ground and he looked to the potential of the Basel Convention to help access "urban mines" by working to better inform people of how to dispose of their e-waste.
The group discussed the application of the latest provisions set forth by the Basel Convention, an international treaty designed to limit the transportation of hazardous waste between nations.
For the former, the article examines four international agreements or conventions, followed by a case study of one such international agreement, the Basel Convention.
Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal
If true, Iran's dumping of toxic waste in Eritrea will be in breach of the Basel Convention on the Control of Trans-boundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, which came into force in 1992.
Growing impacts of pollution caused by recyclable waste processing, as well as impacts from the legal or illegal disposal of hazardous wastes, led to Basel Convention restrictions on the hazardous waste trade into Asia.
In order to avoid this injustice, the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal was introduced.
The United States, for example, could ratify the Basel Convention, an international treaty that makes it illegal to export or traffic in toxic e-waste.