strategy

Preventing production of hazardous wastes

Implementation:
This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.
Narrower:
Eliminating disease-breeding waste
Treating industrial wastes at source
Setting up technology assessment centres
Facilitating transfer of clean technology
Regulating industrial environmental performance
Expanding public information on cleaner production
Improving coordination of policy on hazardous waste
Adopting national programmes to reduce hazardous waste
Supporting industry training programmes on waste management
Supporting industry training programmes on waste management
Supporting industry demonstration projects on cleaner production
Increasing government / industry cooperation on waste minimization
Establishing training centres on environmentally sound technologies
Setting guidelines for cost/benefit assessment of cleaner production
Funding cleaner technology research
Funding cleaner technology research
Including cleaner production guidelines in industry training programmes
Cooperating with industry on guidelines of conduct for cleaner production
Assessing effectiveness of existing information systems on hazardous waste
Increasing research on cost-effective alternatives for hazardous processes
Establishing facilities in each country to handle its own hazardous wastes
Taking an integrated approach to environmental protection in national laws
Preparing inventories in developing countries on hazardous waste production
Facilitating transfer of clean low-waste production processes
Strengthening cooperation on monitoring effects of hazardous waste management
Urging industry to publish information on their management of hazardous waste
Improving standards to encourage use of environmentally sound recycled materials
Strengthening cradle-to-grave environmental impact assessment of hazardous waste
Supporting industry in phasing-out processes generating high risk hazardous waste
Making industry responsible for environmentally sound disposal of its hazardous waste
Type Classification:
C: Cross-sectoral strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production