This is a publication of the Secretariat of the Basel Convention prepared by Zoï Environment Network and GRID-Arendal. The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal is the most comprehensive global environmental agreement on hazardous and other wastes. It aims to protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects resulting from the generation, management, transboundary movements and disposal of hazardous and other wastes. www.basel.int The Geneva-based Zoï Environment Network is a new answer to some stubborn old questions. An international non-profit organization, Zoï’s mission is to reveal, explain and communicate connections between the environment and society. www.zoinet.org GRID-Arendal is an official UNEP centre located in Southern Norway. GRID- Arendal’s mission is to provide environmental information, communications and capacity building services for information management and assessment. The centre’s core focus is to facilitate the free access and exchange of information to support decision making and secure a sustainable future. www.grida.no We promote environmentally sound practices globally and in our own activities. This publication is printed on fully recycled paper. Inks are vegetable-based and coatings are water-based. Our distribution policy aims to reduce our carbon footprint. Disclaimer The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Secretariat of the Basel Convention, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), theUnitedNations (UN), Zoï EnvironmentNetworkorGRID-Arendal. While reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the contents of this publication is factually correct and properly referenced, the Secretariat of the Basel Convention, UNEP or the UN do not accept responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the contents and shall not be liable of any loss or damage that may be occasioned, directly or indirectly, through the use of, or reliance on, the contents of this publication. The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the Basel Convention, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations (UN), Zoï Environment Network or GRID-Arendal, concerning the geo-political situations or the legal status of any country, territory, city or area of its authority, or delineation of its frontiers or boundaries. Copyright: ©2012 The Secretariat of the Basel Convention ISBN: 978-2-940490-02-8 Printed at Imprimerie Nouvelle Gonnet 01303 Belley, France.
Cover illustration Waste Body Burden ‘Metro Map’. Source: Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition; Metro lines adapted from Sam Loman (see p. 27).
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