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Chemicals and Waste


Any waste or combination of wastes with the potential to damage human health, living organisms or the environment. Hazardous wastes usually require special handling and disposal procedures which are regulated by national and international laws. (Source: GEMET/HMD / DEE / HMH)

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déchets dangereux
опасные отходы
residuos peligrosos
نفايات خطرة

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with Hazardous waste

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with Hazardous waste. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Basel Convention
Stockholm Convention
Kyoto Protocol
Barcelona Convention
Dumping Protocol
Prevention and Emergency Protocol
Offshore Protocol
Hazardous Wastes Protocol
Noumea Convention
Bamako Convention
Minamata Convention on Mercury
United Nations Environment Assembly


Introducing the Basel Convention

The London Convention