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Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes

Published 1992

Administered by the UN Environmental Programme, the Basel Convention is, according to UNEP, “A global agreement, ratified by several member countries and the European Union …for addressing the problems and challenges posed by hazardous waste.” The key objectives of the convention are “to minimize the generation of hazardous wastes in terms of quantity and hazardousness; t o dispose of them as close to the source of generation as possible; to reduce the movement of hazardous wastes. It was adopted in 1989 and entered into force in 1992.