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Generation of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes (Belgium Excluded) by Y Categories in 1997 in Million Metric Tonnes
This graphic shows the generation of hazardous wastes and other wastes by Y categories in 1997, in millions of metric tonnes, by some of the parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. The graphic includes amounts for three Y categories: Y1-Y18 (waste streams), Y19-Y45 (wastes having as constituents various hazardous substances) and Y46-Y47 (wastes requiring special consideration). This graphic does not include data for Belgium, which mixed hazardous and non-hazardous waste when reporting its figures to the Convention. Further explanation of Y categories can be found in Appendix 2 of the Guide to the Basel Convention Control System for Hazardous Wastes at http://www.basel.int/pub/instruct.html#appendix2.