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Data on the Generation and Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Other wastes in 2003 (as reported)

Quantities

(in metric tons)

Generation


Amount of hazardous wastes generated under Art. 1(1)a (Annex I: Y1-Y45) of BC




Amount of hazardous wastes generated under Art. 1(1)b of BC



Total amount of hazardous wastes generated

Not reported

Amount of other wastes generated (Annex II: Y46-Y47)

Not reported

Export


Amount of hazardous wastes exported

111,279

Amount of other wastes exported

26,116

Import


Amount of hazardous wastes imported

15,476

Amount of other wastes imported

62,000


Basel Convention 2002
Country Fact Sheet 2003


Tanzania (United Republic of)



Status of Ratifications:




Party to the Basel Convention:

07.04.1993 (a)

Amendment to the Basel Convention:

26.08.2002

Basel protocol on Liability and Compensation:
-

(Accession (a); Acceptance (A); Approval (AA); Formal confirmation (c); Ratification; Succession (d))




Competent Authority






Focal Point


Principal Secretary

Vice President's Office

P.O. Box 5380, Dar-es-Salaam

United Republic of Tanzania

Telephone: (255 22) 211 84 16

Telefax: (255 22) 212 52 97 or

               211 30 82 or 211 38 56

E-Mail: info@vpdoe.go.tz

Website:


Director of Environment

Division of Environment

P.O. Box 5380, Dar es Salaam

United Republic of Tanzania

Telephone: (255 22) 211 84 16

Telefax: (255 22) 212 52 97 or

               211 30 82 or 211 38 56

E-Mail: info@vpdoe.go.tz

Website:





National Definition

There is no national definition of waste and hazardous wastes used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste in Tanzania (United Republic of).
In the absence of a national definition of waste and hazardous wastes, Tanzania uses the Basel Convention’s definition on Hazardous Wastes for transboundary movement of Hazardous Wastes.
There are no wastes defined as, or considered to be hazardous wastes by national legislation in accordance with Art. 1, para 1(b) of the Basel Convention.
In Tanzania (United Republic of) there are no wastes other than those pursuant to Art. 1 (1)a and/or Art. 1 (1)b of the Basel Convention that require special consideration when subjected to transboundary movement.



Restrictions on Transboundary Movement

Amendment to the Basel Convention

The amendment to the Basel Convention (Decision III/1) has been implemented in Tanzania (United Republic of).


Tanzania has ratified the amendment to the Basel Convention (Decision III/1) 26 August 2002.





Restrictions on transit and export for final disposal and for recovery

Tanzania (United Republic of) has no restrictions on the transit and export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal and for recovery.







Restrictions on import for final disposal

Tanzania (United Republic of) restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal.


Wastes covered by the restriction: Radioactive wastes.





Restrictions on import for recovery

Tanzania (United Republic of) restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for recovery.


A study on Options for an Institutional Framework for Environmental Management has been completed.
No import is allowed according to the Bamako Convention, to which Tanzania is a Party.




Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation

National strategies/policies

Adoption of Sustainable Industrial Development Policy (1997); and

Advocating the cleaner production concept.
Economic instruments/ initiatives

A study on Economic Instruments for environmental has begun.







Measures taken by industries/waste generators

Some industries have adopted the cleaner production technology.







Transboundary Movement Reduction Measures

National strategies/policies

National Environmental Policy (1997); and Sustainable Industrial Development Policy (1997).


Legislation, regulations and guidelines

A study on Options for an Institutional Framework for Environmental Management has been completed.







Economic instruments/ initiatives

A study on appropriate Economic Instruments has begun.







Measures taken by industries/waste generators

Some industries apply cleaner production techniques to reduce waste generation.






Disposal/

Recovery Facilities

Disposal facilities

No facilities available.


The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Local Government have a plan of constructing low cost Hospital wastes incinerators in several District Hospitals.





Recovery/recycling/re-use facilities

No facilities available.






Bilateral, Multilateral or Regional Agreements

No agreements.






Technical Assistance and Training Available

  • Chemical and Process, Engineering Department, University of Dar-Es-Salaam, P.O. Box 35131 Dar-Es-Salaam

  • Department of Environmental Engineering, University College of Lands and Architectural Studies, P.O. Box 35175, Dar-Es-Salaam

  • Cleaner Production Centre of Tanzania, Dar-Es-Salaam


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