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Internet Location:http://nepis.epa.gov/EPA/html/Pubs/pubtitle.html
RCRA Online Number:50194
Title:Environmental Fact Sheet: Principles for Basel Convention Aim to Prevent Pollution, Reduce Risk, and Promote Recycling Issues recommendations to Congress for implementing the Basel Convention
Document Date:03/15/1994
Description:This fact sheet presents recommendations to Congress for implementing the Basel Convention. The recommendations ask Congress to ban the export of nearly all hazardous wastes, municipal wastes, and municipal incinerator ash beyond North American borders, emphasize the principles of waste minimization to make the United States more self-sufficient in the management and disposal of its wastes, and foster appropriate recycling of low hazard materials (e.g., scrap paper, glass, textiles, and scrap metals) that trade like commodities and are needed as raw materials by not limiting transboundary movements of these materials. The fact sheet also lists parties to the Basel Convention as of February 22, 1994.
Topics:Recycling, Hazardous Waste, Municipal Solid Waste, Incineration, Waste Minimization, Exports, Imports
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EPA Publication Number:530-F-94-011
NTIS Number:NA
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Non-Regulatory Guidance:No

 

 
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