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Summary of import/ export of hazardous wastes under the Basel Convention and its domestic laws in 2010

May 31, 2011

The MOE has published the status of the enforcement of the Law for the Control of Export, Import and Others of Specified Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes (domestic law to the Basel Convention) for the period between January and December of 2010. The number of export and import cases of specified hazardous wastes for which movement documents were issued were 579 cases (totaling 81,344 tons) and 149 cases (totaling 4,292 tons), respectively. Exported specified hazardous wastes included lead scrap (lead battery), lead ash/ zinc ash/ zinc copper ash, tin lead scrap/ lead scrap, and metal sludge, all of which were sent to Korea, Belgium, United States of America and Singapore for the purpose of metal recovery.
Imported specified hazardous wastes included electronic part scrap/ printed-circuit board scrap, metal scrap (lead, copper, zinc, etc.)/ precious metal scrap, metal sludge (copper, silver, etc.)/ metallic hydroxide sludge, battery scrap (nickel-cadmium battery, etc.), and waste fluorescent light/ waste ramp, among others, most of which were received for the purpose of metal recovery from Thailand, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, etc.

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