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Creating innovative solutions through the Basel Convention for the environmentally sound management of household waste

Note by the Secretariat

I. Introduction

1. In paragraph 3 of decision BC-12/13, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal agreed to include in the work programme of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention the development of a workplan on the environmentally sound management of household waste with a focus on the needs of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. It also agreed that the workplan could include, but would not be limited to, the development of guidance documents and/or manuals on, inter alia, best practices, business models and innovative solutions for the circular economy in various socioeconomic contexts as well as a concept for a partnership to assist municipalities.

Basel Convention
UNEP-CHW.13-15.English.pdf , UNEP-CHW.13-15.English.docx