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Atlas du Monde Diplomatique 2006, Armand Colin; Panorama des ports de commerce mondiaux 2003, ISEMAR, January 2005;
Images économiques du monde 2002, Sedes.
Uploaded on Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
Major merchandise ports [and likely waste transit points]
Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay
Unscrupulous waste trade became a serious concern in the 1980s due to three converging factors: increasing amounts of hazardous waste; inadequate processing plants; and stricter regulations in the developed world with growing environmental awareness. Managing special waste streams
properly became expensive, apparently too costly for some. Filthy shipments started travelling round the world.