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The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal 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.
This is achieved by ensuring the sound management of hazardous and other wastes, minimizing toxic waste production and by assisting less developed countries in ensuring safe management of chemicals production.
Since 1992, the Convention has 179 signatories including the EU and is administered by UNEP.
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