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ACME – Session 7 – Introduction to Basel Convention - 8 / 22
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BASEL CONVENTION Overall goal and objectives What is the overall goal ? “To protect, by strict control, human health and the environment against the adverse effects which may result from the generation and management of hazardous wastes and other wastes. ” What are the further objectives ? 1/ To reduce transboundary movements of hazardous waste to a minimum consistent with their environmentally sound management; 2/ To dispose hazardous wastes as close as possible to their source of generation; 3/ To minimize the generation of hazardous waste in terms of quantity and hazardousness. ACME – Session 7 – Introduction to Basel Convention - 9 / 22
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4 main characteristics of hazardous wastes: > Toxic > Corrosive > Reactive > Ignitable Basel Convention gives 13 characteristics : > Listed in Annex III ; > Based on ADR rules (UN Committee on the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road or Rail); > Represented as codes H1-H13 . Excluded from the scope of the Convention are: > Radioactive waste > Waste derived from normal operation of a ship WASTE COVERED BY BASEL Classification by characteristics ACME – Session 7 – Introduction to Basel Convention - 10 / 22
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WASTE COVERED BY BASEL 1- Toxicity DEFINITION Toxic wastes are harmful or fatal when ingested, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. EXAMPLES > Spent cyanide solutions > Waste pesticides ACME – Session 7 – Introduction to Basel Convention - 11 / 22
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WASTE COVERED BY BASEL 2- Corrosivity DEFINITION Acids or alkalis that are capable of dissolving human flesh and corroding metal such as storage tanks and drums. EXAMPLES > Acids from metals cleaning processes e.g. ferric chloride from printed circuit board manufacture; > Liquor from steel manufacture. ACME – Session 7 – Introduction to Basel Convention - 12 / 22
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WASTE COVERED BY BASEL 3- Ignitability DEFINITION Wastes that can cause fires under certain conditions or are spontaneously combustible. EXAMPLES > Waste oil > Used solvents > Organic cleaning materials > Paint waste ACME – Session 7 – Introduction to Basel Convention - 13 / 22
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WASTE COVERED BY BASEL 4- Reactivity DEFINITION Reactive wastes are unstable under ‘normal conditions’. They can cause: explosions, toxic fumes, gases or vapours. EXAMPLES > Peroxide solutions > Hypochlorite solutions or solids ACME – Session 7 – Introduction to Basel Convention - 14 / 22
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WASTE COVERED BY BASEL 5- Eco-toxicity DEFINITION Eco-toxic waste is harmful or fatal to other species or to the ecological integrity of their habitats. EXAMPLES > Heavy metals > Detergents > Oils > Soluble salts ACME – Session 7 – Introduction to Basel Convention - 15 / 22
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WASTE COVERED BY BASEL Waste classification by origin The Basel Convention’s list of hazardous waste categories (Y1 to Y18) identifies wastes from specific processes (Annex 1). Some example: Y1 - Clinical wastes : Y6 - Wastes from the production and use of organic solvents : Y18 - Residues from industrial waste disposal operations ACME – Session 7 – Introduction to Basel Convention - 16 / 22 Note: Besides the official, international binding, definition of the Convention, countries themselves can adopt wider and stricter definitions .
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  • Fall '17
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