strategy

Banning hazardous waste exports to countries lacking safe handling capability

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. Agenda 21 recommends implementing policies for the implementation of a ban or prohibition, as appropriate, of exports of hazardous wastes to countries that do not have the capacity to deal with those wastes in an environmentally sound way or that have banned the import of such wastes.
Subjects:
Handling
Import, export
Safety
Hazards
Waste
Scarcity
Restrictions
Perseverance
Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies