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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


33,617

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

293,111

Export


Amount of hazardous wastes exported

8,417

Amount of other wastes exported

0

Import


Amount of hazardous wastes imported

0

Amount of other wastes imported

0



Basel Convention 2002
Country Fact Sheet 2003


Bangladesh


Status of Ratifications:




Party to the Basel Convention:

01.04.1993 (a)

Amendment to the Basel Convention:

-

Basel protocol on Liability and Compensation:
-

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




Competent Authority






Focal Point


Director General

Department of Environment

Paribesh Bhaban, E/16 Agargaon

Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka 1207

Bangladesh

Telephone: (880 2) 81 24 61

Telefax: (880 2) 31 86 82

Website:


Secretary

Ministry of Environment and Forest

Bangladesh Secretariat, Building No. 6

Dhaka


Bangladesh

Telephone: (880 2) 40 43 49

Telefax: (880 2) 86 92 10

Website:





National Definition

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).







Restrictions on export for final disposal and for recovery

Bangladesh has no restrictions on the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal and for recovery.







Restrictions on import for final disposal and for recovery

Bangladesh restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal and for recovery.


Ban has been imposed on the import of all sorts of waste in the Import Policy Order 2003-2006.
The restriction covers all countries.





Restrictions on transit

There is no information concerning restrictions on the transit of hazardous wastes and other wastes provided for Bangladesh.


No legal mechanism is in force for the transit of hazardous waste.




Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation


National strategies/policies

Environment Policy 1992 encourages reuse of various substances in the industrial sector in order to reduce the amount of waste/hazardous waste generated inside the country.



Legislation, regulations and guidelines

Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act, 1995 is being enforced to reduce and eliminate generation of the hazardous waste.







Measures taken by industries/waste generators

Installation of effluent treatment plant in the polluting industries.






Transboundary Movement Reduction Measures

National strategies/policies

Environment Policy 1992 encourages recycling/reuse of waste for the reduction of the amount of hazardous waste generated inside the country.







Legislation, regulations and guidelines

Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act, 1995 is being enforced to reduce and eliminate generation of the hazardous waste.






Disposal/

Recovery Facilities

Disposal facilities

There are large incinerators in operation in large pharmaceutical units. Detailed information of their process is not available.






Recovery/recycling/re-use facilities

No facilities available.





Bilateral, Multilateral or Regional Agreements

No agreements.





Technical Assistance and Training Available

Department of Environment, E-16,Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka- 1207, Bangladesh



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