Summaries for Interlinkages
Basel Convention
Control of Transboundary Movements of HAzardous Wastes and their Disposal

The Convention Secretariat:
Secretariat of the Basel Convention (SBC), Geneva Executive Center, 15 chemin des Anémones, Building D, 1219 Châtelaine (Geneva), Switzerland
Tel: (+41 22) 917 8218
Fax: (+41 22) 797 3454

The Convention is the response of the international community to the problems caused by the annual world-wide production of 400 million tonnes of wastes which are hazardous to people or the environment because they are toxic, poisonous, explosive, corrosive, flammable, eco-toxic, or infectious.

This global environmental treaty strictly regulates the transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and provides obligations to its Parties to ensure that such wastes are managed and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.

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