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Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes in 1997 in Metric Tonnes

Year: 2006 Author: UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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This graphic shows the amounts of hazardous wastes and other wastes, in metric tonnes, that were imported and exported in 1997 between OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries and non-OECD countries, and the total movement of these materials in cases in which the origin or destination of the material was not reported. A map showing the locations of OECD countries is included. Explanatory note from the report: '80-90% of the hazardous waste reported to have been exported or imported across borders (a transboundary movement) in 1997 was moved between OECD members. The second largest flow, 19% according to non-OECD countries, was between non-OECD and OECD countries. OECD countries suggest that the real figure is around 1.5%. Although transboundary movements estimates from OECD to non-OECD countries also differ by a factor of 10 depending on the source, this flow clearly did not exceed 1% of the global transport. The movement of waste among non-OECD countries likewise made [up] only 1-3% of the global turnover. Due to insufficient information, a similar amount cannot be linked to any specific route. Therefore, it is represented by flows to and from the 'Origin or destination not reported' sphere on the chart.'
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133 Parties to the Basel Convention (11 November 1999)
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Total Amount of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes Generated in 1997 in Million Metric Tonnes
Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes Among Non-OECD Countries in 1997