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Summary of import/export of wastes under the Waste Management Law in 2010

May 31, 2011

The MOE has published a summary of export confirmations and import permissions of wastes covering January to December 2010 under the Waste Management and Public Cleansing Law. The number of export confirmations and import permissions of wastes were 30 cases and 11 cases, respectively. Total amount of export and import of wastes were 941,487 tons and 1,119 tons, respectively. All of exported wastes were ash from coal fired power plants destined mainly for cement production in South Korea. Imported wastes included waste button batteries and waste iodine-containing catalytic substances, which were received mainly from Asian countries for the purpose of resource recovery.

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