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Export of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes from Switzerland to Other Countries in 1997 Based on Export Data
This graphic shows the amounts of hazardous wastes and other wastes, in tonnes, exported from Switzerland to other countries in 1997. The amounts are based on export data, and shows that Switzerland exported wastes to the following countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Finland. The graphic shows that by far the largest amount of waste was exported to Germany. This graphic should be compared with Figure 22, which is based on import data and is located at http://www.grida.no/db/maps/collection/basel/22.pdf.
Explanatory note from the full report: 'These figures reflect Swiss exports for wastes generated in Switzerland. Small quantities (120 metric tonnes) of hazardous wastes [were] exported to the USA for disposal and recycling.'