There is no national definition of waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste in Bangladesh.
The definition of "waste" as mentioned in Environmental Conservation Act (ECA) 1995 is as follows: "Waste" means any solid, liquid, gaseous, radioactive substance or the discharge, disposal and dumping of which may cause harmful change to the environment.
There is no national definition of hazardous waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste in Bangladesh.
The definition of "Hazardous Substance" as mentioned in Environmental Conservation Act (ECA) 1995 is as follows: "Hazardous Substance" means a substance, the chemical or biochemical properties of which are that its manufacture, storage, discharge or unregulated transportation can be harmful to the environment.
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.
There is no information concerning wastes other than those pursuant to Art. 1 (1)a and/or Art. 1 (1)b of the Basel Convention that would require special consideration when subjected to transboundary movement provided for Bangladesh.
Restrictions on Transboundary Movement
Amendment to the Basel Convention
Bangladesh is in a preparatory process of implementing the amendment to the Basel Convention (Decision III/1).