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Green industry advisory panel urges U.S. to join hazardous waste treaty

January 20, 2022 at 8:30 AM
An international treaty on hazardous waste trade -- which the U.S. signed more than three decades ago but never ratified -- has significant impacts on trade in recyclable materials, according to an environmental industry advisory committee pushing the Biden administration to formally join the agreement. The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal is a multilateral agreement that informs national legislation worldwide for how wastes are classified and managed. It was initially negotiated...

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