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Chemicals and Waste

Definition(s)

Waste materials discarded from industrial operations, or derived from manufacturing processes; may be solid, sludge (wet solids) or liquid wastes and may or may not be considered hazardous. (Source: GEMET-HMD / ISEP)

Hierarchy

Broader: waste
Related terms:
industrial effluent

In other languages

French
déchet industriel
Russian
промышленные отходы
Spanish
residuos industriales
Chinese, Simplified
工业废料
Arabic
مخلفات صناعية

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with industrial waste

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with industrial 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
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents