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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Composition of transboundary waste
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
According to the Basel Convention reports, of more than 300 million tonnes of waste (including hazardous and other waste) generated worldwide in 2000, a little less that 2% was exported. However 90% of the exported waste was classifi ed as hazardous. The principal waste export by volume was lead and lead compounds bound for recycling.