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Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes Among Non-OECD Countries in 1997

Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes Among Non-OECD Countries in 1997

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Year: 2006 Author: UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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This graphic shows the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes in 1997 among non-OECD countries that were reporting parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal as of 1997. The graphic shows that according to export data from non-OECD countries, 28,000 metric tonnes of hazardous waste were exported. However, according to import data from non-OECD countries, 55,000 metric tonnes of hazardous waste were imported. The graphic also shows the amounts of waste that were disposed of, recycled and handled through 'unspecified or mixed operations' according to the export data and according to the import data. A map showing the locations of OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries is included in Figure 9 at http://www.grida.no/db/maps/collection/basel/09.pdf. Explanatory note from the full report: 'Non-OECD countries importing wastes reported figures twice as high as those non-OECD countrie ...
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