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The trade of plastic waste under the Basel Convention

In 2019 the Conference of the Parties decided to enhance control of plastic waste by amending Annexes II, VIII and IX to the Convention through the so-called Plastic Waste Amendments, making the Convention the only global legally binding instrument to specifically address plastic waste. From 1 January 2021, 186 States and one regional economic integration organization around the world are bound by the amendments. The amendments clarify the categories of plastic waste falling within the scope of the Convention and with respect to which proposed transboundary movement must take place in accordance with the PIC procedure.

Year: 2021

From collection: Drowning in Plastics: Marine Litter and Plastic Waste Vital Graphics

Cartographer: Levi Westerveld/GRID-Arendal

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