Basel amendment proposed to cover scrap plastic

Read the full story at Plastics Recycling Update.

An application seeks to tighten international regulation of recovered plastic movement.

The government of Norway on June 2 submitted a proposal to create a new waste category for plastics under the Basel Convention. The Basel Convention is an international convention that went into effect in 1992 with the goal of limiting global trade in hazardous wastes, especially between developed and developing countries. There are currently 186 parties to the convention.

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