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Summary of import/ export of hazardous wastes under the Basel Convention and its domestic laws in 2011

May 25, 2012

The Ministry of the Environment 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 2011. The number of export and import cases of specified hazardous wastes for which movement documents were issued were 658 cases (totaling 88,211 tons) and 145 cases (totaling 5,300 tons), respectively.
Exported specified hazardous wastes included lead scrap (lead battery), lead ash/ zinc ash/ zinc copper ash, tin lead scrap and battery scrap, etc, 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 parts scrap/ printed-circuit board scrap, metal scrap (lead, copper and zinc etc), metal sludge (copper and silver etc)/ metallic hydroxide sludge, and battery scrap (nickel-cadmium battery etc), etc, most of which were received for the purpose of metal recovery from Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore, etc.

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