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Basel Convention

Waste | Resources

Transfrontier shipment of wastes

garbage dump and seagulls

As late as the mid 1970s, hazardous waste has been disposed of illegally in Germany and abroad. This scandalous situation prompted a worldwide desire to ban or control transfrontier waste shipments. The ensuing lengthy political process resulted in a complex system of regulations at the national, European and international level. read more

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The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment