Rapport: Waste without frontiers: Global trends in generation and transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and other wastes. Analysis of the data from national reporting to the secretariat of the Basel Convention for the years 2004 – 2006.
The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, which entered into force in May 1992 and to date has 175 Parties, aims to achieve the following principle objectives:
• Reduce transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and other wastes to a minimum, consistent with their environmentally sound management;
• Dispose of hazardous wastes and other wastes as close as possible to their source of generation;
• Minimize generation of hazardous wastes in terms of quantity and degree of hazard.