25 September 2015
The Basel Action Network (BAN), a global environmental organization working on toxic trade, has discovered that Diversified Recycling, an electronics recycler operating in Orlando, Florida and Norcross, Georgia, was recently engaged in transporting daily tractor-trailer loads of toxic TVs and computer monitors to a small warehouse operation where cathode ray tubes (CRTs) were smashed by hand and then dumped in a local construction landfill. BA...
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