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Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes from OECD to Non-OECD Countries in 1997

Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes from OECD to Non-OECD Countries in 1997

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Uploaded 24 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2006 Author: Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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This graphic shows the total amount of hazardous wastes transferred from OECD to non-OECD countries that were reporting parties, as of 1997, to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. The graphic shows the amount and type of waste transferred according to export data from OECD countries, and according to import data from non-OECD countries. No information is presented on the disposal of hazardous wastes. However, the graphic shows data on R4-5 (metals, inorganics and catalysts) and R9 (re-refining of used oil) recycling according to both import data and export data. It also includes some data on amounts of waste that were handled using 'unspecified or mixed operations' according to both export data and 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 th ...
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