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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Hazardous waste generation in 2001 as reported by the Parties to the Basel Convention
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Hazardous waste needs to be monitored and controlled from the moment the waste is generated until its ultimate disposal. Proper hazardous waste control requires a plan to reduce the amount of waste generated or the toxicity of the waste produced. The most environmentally sound and economically efficient way of managing any waste is not to generate it in the first place (source reduction).