Basel Convention Current Affairs, GK & News

European Union bans Export of Plastic Waste to poor countries

The European Union recently announced that it is to completely ban the exports of unsorted plastic to poor countries. The new rules of the European Union will amend the 2006 Waste Shipment Regulation. The new rules are to ban the exports to less industrialised nations outside OECD. Highlights The new rules are a part of ..

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Bulletin: Joint meetings of Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions held in Geneva

The joint meetings of three conventions on chemicals and waste namely Basel, Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions was held in Geneva, Switzerland. Key Highlights About: The 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to Basel Convention (COP 14) was held along with the 9th meeting of the COP to Rotterdam Convention and the 9th ..

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Indian Proposal to Halt Waste Dumping Defeated

A proposal moved by India to prevent developed countries from dumping their electronic and plastic waste onto developing countries was defeated at the meeting of the Basel Convention in Geneva. The breakthrough was made through an amendment to the Convention to include plastic waste in a legally-binding framework. The amendment calls to make global trade ..

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BRS Conventions

The term “BRS Conventions” is a collective term for three different conventions viz. Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions. The purpose of clubbing these conventions was to ensure that a topic of common concern for the three Conventions is discussed. The thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (BC COP-13), the eighth meeting ..

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