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Plastic waste and the Basel Convention

28 Jul 2021

In 2019, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention unanimously adopted the Plastic Waste Amendments which introduce new categories for plastic waste. This makes the Basel Convention the only global legally binding instrument that currently and specifically addresses plastic waste. From 2021, 186 States and one regional economic integration organization around the world are bound by the amendments.

The Story Map provides the latest summary on transboundary plastic trade, explaining the new regime and the technical tools that can support Parties in the implementation of the Amendments.

Status: Completed

Type: StoryMaps

Year of publication: 2021

Place of publication: Arendal, Norway

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