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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....
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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 th...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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 ...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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
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 ...
06 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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 The...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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 grap...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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 ful...
07 Nov 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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 ...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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 Waste...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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 b...
06 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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 Ha...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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 ...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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 an...
06 Mar 2006 - by UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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
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 Move...
15 Dec 2006 - by Cécile Marin, Emmanuelle Bournay
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 gr...
15 Dec 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay
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 destro...
15 Dec 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz
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 p...
15 Dec 2006 - by Emmanuelle Bournay
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