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Summary of import/ export of wastes under the Waste Management Law in 2007

April 25, 2008

The Ministry of the Environment has published a summary of export confirmations and import permissions of wastes covering January to December 2007 under the Waste Management and Public Cleansing Law. The number of export confirmations and import permissions of wastes were 36 cases (totaling 1,015,340 tons) and 6 cases (totaling 3,461 tons), respectively. All of the exported wastes were ash from coal fired power plants destined for cement production in South Korea. Imported wastes included waste fluorescent lamps and waste dry batteries, which were received from Philippine and Taiwan for the purpose of resource recovery.


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