waste export

Waste | Resources

Statistics concerning transfrontier shipment of waste

Development of the import and export of hazardous waste and other restricted waste 1995-2008

German government statistics concerning transfrontier shipment of wastes show that such transactions mainly involve neighboring countries, with the lion’s share of waste originating from the relevant border regions. The mean transport distance between the location at which waste originates and its recovery or disposal destination is less than 500 kilometers. read more

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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