Statistics concerning transfrontier shipment of waste

Development of the import and export of hazardous waste and other restricted waste 1995-2008Click to enlarge
Time series on wastes requiring written notification
Source: Umweltbundesamt

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.

Waste subject to prior written notification

Pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006, notification related data is to be gathered by competent authorities during transport and recovery or disposal of the waste in question. The Regulation mandates a reporting obligation toward the European Commission and the Basel Convention Secretariat. The relevant data is made available during the second half of the year following the reporting period.

The data required for import, export and transit is summarized in the list below, with greater detail in the lower portion of the list.

Waste not subject to notification

The data shown here is excerpted from figures issued by the Federal Statistical Office (Statistisches Bundesamt), which also provides more detailed information than that indicated here. The relevant data is available after the end of the year following the reporting period.

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