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Disposal Operations in 1997 in Million Metric Tonnes Disposal Operations in 1997 in Million Metric Tonnes
This figure shows the total amounts of hazardous waste disposed of through 16 different methods in 1997 by parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. It shows the amounts based on export data and based on import data. List of D-codes (disposal methods) from the full report: 'D1, D2 and D4 (landfill, land treatment); D3 and D12 (underground storage); D5 (specially engineered la...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Export of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes from Switzerland to Other Countries in 1997 Based on Export Data Export of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes from Switzerland to Other Countries in 1997 Based on Export Data
This graphic shows the amounts of hazardous wastes and other wastes, in tonnes, exported from Switzerland to other countries in 1997. The amounts are based on export data, and shows that Switzerland exported wastes to the following countries: the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Finland. The graphic shows that by far the largest amount of waste was exported to Germany. This gr...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Reporting Parties on Export Data in 1997 Reporting Parties on Export Data in 1997
This graphic shows, as of 1997, which of the parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal had reported [export] data, which had reported that there was no export [of hazardous wastes], which had 'reported on unavailability of [export] data' and which had not responded.
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Recycling operations in 1997 Recycling operations in 1997
This graphic presents the 1997 status of recycling operations, by recycling category, and broken down by imports and exports. R4 has the highest reported data, with more than sixhundred thousand metric tonnes of waste.
06 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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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
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 ...
06 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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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
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 tonne...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Total Amount of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes Generated in 1997 in Million Metric Tonnes Total Amount of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes Generated in 1997 in Million Metric Tonnes
This graphic shows the total amounts of hazardous wastes and other wastes generated in 1997 by 28 parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. The graphic is based on data as reported by the parties. A smaller graphic is included, and shows data in greater detail for those countries that generated up to 3 million tonnes of hazardous wastes in 1997.
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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133 Parties to the Basel Convention (11 November 1999) 133 Parties to the Basel Convention (11 November 1999)
This graphic shows the locations of parties and signatories to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal, as of November 11, 1999. Explanatory note from the full report: 'There were 133 Parties to the Basel Convention as of 11 November 1999. Out of these there were 28 African countries, 32 countries in Asia and the Pacific, 18 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, 27 countries in Lati...
07 Nov 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Export of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes from Switzerland to Other Countries in 1997 Based on Import Data Export of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes from Switzerland to Other Countries in 1997 Based on Import Data
This graphic shows the amounts of hazardous wastes and other wastes, in tonnes, exported from Switzerland to other countries in 1997. The amounts are based on import data, and the graphic shows that Switzerland exported wastes to the following countries: the United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Finland. It shows that by far the largest amount of waste was exported to Germany. The graphic should be compared with Fi...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes Generated in 1997 in Relation to the Gross National Product (Calculated for Each Metric Tonne) Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes Generated in 1997 in Relation to the Gross National Product (Calculated for Each Metric Tonne)
This graphic shows the amounts of hazardous wastes and other wastes generated in 1997 in relation to gross national product, by parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. A smaller graphic shows greater detail on the generation of hazardous waste and other wastes in relation to gross national product up to $350,000.
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Reporting parties on Import data in 1997 Reporting parties on Import data in 1997
This graphics displays the 1997 situation on parties to the Basel convention and their national reporting in waste import to the convention secretariat. Most OECD countries have reported their imports and an additional batch of countries have reported that imports were absent.
06 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes Among all Reporting Parties in 1997 Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes Among all Reporting Parties in 1997
This graphic shows the total transboundary movement in 1997 of hazardous wastes and other wastes among all reporting parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. The graphic shows the total amounts of hazardous wastes and other wastes transferred, in millions of metric tonnes, based on export data, and based on import data. The amounts are shown according to Y categories, which ...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Generation of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes by Y Categories in 1997 in Million Metric Tonnes Generation of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes by Y Categories in 1997 in Million Metric Tonnes
This graphic shows the generation of hazardous wastes and other wastes by Y categories in 1997, in millions of metric tonnes, by some of the parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. The graphic includes amounts for three Y categories: Y1-Y18 (waste streams), Y19-Y45 (wastes having as constituents various hazardous substances) and Y46-Y47 (wastes requiring special considerati...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes in 1997 in Metric Tonnes Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes in 1997 in Metric Tonnes
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: '80-9...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Hazardous Waste and Other Wastes Generated per Capita in 1997 in Kilogrammes Hazardous Waste and Other Wastes Generated per Capita in 1997 in Kilogrammes
This graphic shows the amounts of hazardous waste and other wastes, in kilograms, that were generated per capita in 1997 by parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal.
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Hazardous waste generation Hazardous waste generation
In Europe the manufacturing sector produces large amounts of hazardous waste. This graphic shows the ratio between the manufacturing sector and all other sectors in selected European countries from 2002 figures.
15 Dec 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay
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168 Parties to the Basel Convention in 2006 168 Parties to the Basel Convention in 2006
By the 1980s, the international community launched treaty negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme. In March 1989, they adopted the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal. The treaty entered into force in 1992.
15 Dec 2006 - by Cécile Marin, Emmanuelle Bournay
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Major merchandise ports [and likely waste transit points] Major merchandise ports [and likely waste transit points]
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.
15 Dec 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay
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Heftingsdalen, Norway Heftingsdalen, Norway
The plant is designed to restrict waste movement and environmental damage. Strict safety regulations govern storage of hazardous waste (chemicals, asbestos, varnish, oil, etc.). Such waste is not moved until it is destroyed on the spot or redirected to specialist plants elsewhere. All the other waste is separated by the consumers themselves and dumped into skips.
15 Dec 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz
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Major waste exporters, Major waste receivers Major waste exporters, Major waste receivers
Some countries, for example the Netherlands and Belgium, seem to act as “waste dispatchers”. Their figures suggest that they are the top waste exporters, a fact that reflects neither the waste they produce (given their population) nor their internal processing capacity. Presumably large amounts of hazardous waste are simply passing through Antwerp, Rotterdam and other industrial ports on the North Sea.
15 Dec 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay
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