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Export of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes from Switzerland to Other Countries in 1997 Based on Export Data

Year: 2006 Author: UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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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.'
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133 Parties to the Basel Convention (11 November 1999)
Generation of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes (Belgium Excluded) by Y Categories in 1997 in Million Metric Tonnes
Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes Generated in 1997 in Relation to the Gross National Product (Calculated for Each Metric Tonne)
Reporting Parties on Export Data in 1997
Import of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes to Switzerland from Other Countries in 1997 Based on Export Data
Total Amount of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes Generated in 1997 in Million Metric Tonnes
Imports of waste to Switzerland in 1997
Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes Among Non-OECD Countries in 1997