Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of hazardous wastes and their Disposal


  • To establish a regulatory system that will apply in cases where transboundary movements are permissible.
  • To minimize the amount and toxicity of hazardous wastes generated and to ensure their environmentally-sound management as close as possible to the source of generation
  • To reduce the transboundary movement of wastes subject to the Convention to a minimum consistent with the environmentally-sound and efficient management of such wastes.

Date adopted:                        22nd March 1989

Date Kenya Ratified:          1st June 2000

Date Entered into Force:  30th August 2000.

Government Obligation:  To to protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects of hazardous wastes and to ensure environmentally sound management and transboundary movement of hazardous waste.


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