Basel Convention


Chemicals are increasingly produced and used throughout the globe in the manufacture of everyday products, for industrial, agricultural and household applications and in all other sectors. Similarly, increased production and use of products by individuals, families and businesses result in the generation of large quantities of wastes which must then be disposed of. Most countries,

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The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Basel Convention), is the most comprehensive global legal instrument on the transboundary movement and environmentally sound disposal of hazardous wastes. It was the primary response developed by the international community, under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),

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