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Definition(s)

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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English
Hazardous waste
French
déchets dangereux
Ruso
опасные отходы
Árabe
نفايات خطرة

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with residuos peligrosos

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Convenio de Basilea
Convenio de Estocolmo
Protocolo de Montreal
Protocolo de Kyoto
Convenio de Rotterdam
Convenio de Barcelona
Protocolo de Vertidos o Dumping
Protocolo de Emergencia
Protocolo Offshore
Protocolo de Desechos Peligrosos
Convenio de Noumea
Convenio de Bamako
Convenio de Minamata
United Nations Environment Assembly

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Introducing the Basel Convention

The London Convention