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Chemicals and Waste

Definition(s)

1) A resource recovery method involving the collection and treatment of a waste product for use as raw material in the manufacture of the same or a similar product. (Source: GEMET/LANDY); 2) reuse of material: Any re-utilization of products or components, in original form, such as when used glass bottles are sterilized and refilled for resale. (Source: GEMET/TOE) ; 3) Ship dismantling, also commonly referred to as ship 'recycling'. As the term ship 'recycling' implies, value is derived from the materials and equipment comprising end-of-life ships: the scrap steel is melted down and is commonly used in the construction industries of ship recycling countries, and equipment (engines, mechanical parts or furniture) is refurbished and re-used in other industries. (Source: BASEL Convention)

Hierarchy

Related terms:
dismantling
reuse

In other languages

French
recyclage
Russian
вторичное использование отходов
Spanish
reciclado
Chinese, Simplified
回收
Arabic
إعادة التدوير

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with recycling

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with recycling. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Basel Convention
Stockholm Convention
Rotterdam Convention

Multimedia

Panel on Marine Pollution