This report contains information that contributes to the description of plastic waste qualities in transboundary waste shipment. These support the interpretation of the new entries for plastic waste under the Basel Convention, implemented into EU-law since 1.1.2021.
The technical foundations for the description of plastic waste qualities as well as relevant specifications, standards and regulations were researched, combined with interviews and workshops. In addition to the information from stakeholders, the focus was on how the stakeholders should deal with the imprecise legal terms, especially in the areas of sampling and control. The perspective of the sorting and processing plants was also considered.