22 July 2015
Highlights in this issue: § Enforcement cooperation highlighted at Regional Forum on Chemicals Management § Europe's largest illegal toxic dumping site discovered in southern Italy § Garbage from Canada buried; ‘case closed’ § Imported waste faces checks in Viet Nam ...
As the most populous region, Asia is one of the main destinations for dumping of hazardous waste, the main producer and consumer for ozone depleting substances (ODS), and also facing big challenges in controlling of chemicals and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). The project aims to reduce illegal transboundary movement of harmful substances and hazardous waste (HSHW) in Asia . Through the improved enforcement cooperation regionally and globally and the targeted problem-solving capacity-building at the national level through a network, the project will enchance the cooperation between the competent authorities and enable customs officers and other key enforcement officers to monitor and control transboudary movements of chemicals and waste more efficiently