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The overarching objective of the Basel Convention is to protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects of hazardous wastes. Its scope of ...


  • #CleanSeas How does @UN #Detox Basel Convn link to marine litter & microplastics challenges?

    Overview 05 Sep '17, 1pm

    At its thirteenth meeting, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention included activities on marine plastic litter and microplastics in the work programme of the Open-ended Working Group for the biennium 2018-2019. International efforts Marine plastic litter is an environme...

  • If we want #CleanSeas we need to first #Detox & minimise land-based sources of pollution, see @UN

    Basel Convention Home Page 20 Jul '17, 7am

    The Secretariat has been made aware that emails were recently sent using abusively for instance the name of the Executive Secretary of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions or other staff as its author, a misleading sender’s name, or a misleading email address. Please read the

  • Overview 10 Jul '17, 8am

    Electrical and electronic equipment when becoming waste (e-waste) such as personal computers, printers, televisions, mobile phones, refrigerators and air-conditioning units is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world today. E-waste is categorized as hazardous waste due to...

  • PACE, a unique partnership for electronic waste recycling!

    Basel Convention > Implementation > Technical Assistance > Partnerships > PACE > Overview 29 Apr '17, 4pm

    Computing equipment has improved the lives of people everywhere. As global use expands, society everywhere faces new challenges from the impacts of the entire life-cycle of computing equipment. According to United Nations Environment Programme, some 20 to 50 million metric tonnes of e...

  • Basel Convention electronic reporting system 21 Dec '16, 2pm

    The Electronic Reporting System (ERS) of the Basel Convention is the tool to be used by Parties to submit their annual national reports, pursuant to Article 13 (3) of the Convention. The tool was developed with the objectives of facilitating the submissions of national reports and of ...

  • Overview 24 Nov '16, 10am

    Sixth meeting of the expert working group on environmentally sound management

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