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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

48,141

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

No data

Total amount of hazardous wastes generated


48,141

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

Not reported

Export


Amount of hazardous wastes exported

22,950

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


Cuba



Status of Ratifications:




Party to the Basel Convention:

03.10.1994 (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


Center for Environmental Inspection and Control

Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Calle 28 # 502 entre 5ta y 7ma

Municipio Playa, 11300 Ciudad de la Habana

Cuba


Telephone:

Telefax: (537) 202 70 30 or 204 26 76

E-Mail: tomas@orasen.cu or              jorgeal@orasen.cu

Website:


International Cooperation Department

Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Capitolio Nacional

Prado y Teniente Rey

10200 Ciudad de la Habana

Cuba

Telephone: (53 7) 57 06 06



Telefax: (53 7) 866 80 54 or 867 06 06

E-Mail: chamero@citma.cu or              cmoret@citma.cu

Website:





National Definition

There is no national definition of waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste in Cuba.
There is no national definition of hazardous waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste in Cuba.
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 Cuba 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 not been implemented in Cuba.







Restrictions on export for final disposal and for recovery

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







Restrictions on import for final disposal

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


Resolution 87/99 from Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment.
The restriction covers all hazardous wastes and all countries.
In Cuba there is a ban on the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal.





Restrictions on import for recovery

Cuba has no restrictions on the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for recovery.







Restrictions on transit

Cuba restricts the transit of hazardous wastes and other wastes.


Resolution 87/99 from Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment.
The restriction covers all hazardous wastes and all countries.
This restriction establishes the need for a license and financial guarantee to cover the movement.




Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation

National strategies/policies

Promoting the use of cleaner productions.


Measures taken by industries/waste generators

Recovering and recycling.



Others

New industries are using technologies which are reducing pollution and some technological changes in older industries are being made in order to reduce waste generation.






Transboundary Movement Reduction Measures

None.






Disposal/

Recovery Facilities

Disposal facilities

  • Factory of Lead-Acid Batteries, Manzanillo City, Province of Granma; Specially Engineered Landfill to dispose the waste lead-acid batteries from the Factory; D5

  • Asbestos-Cement Plant in Santiago de Cuba; Specially Engineered Landfill to dispose the waste of asbestos from the Factory; D5

  • Waste Oils (Y8); We are using waste oils as fuel substitute in rotary kilns in Cement Plants; R1

The facilities have the environmental consent.







Recovery/recycling/re-use facilities

No facilities available.







Bilateral, Multilateral or Regional Agreements

No agreements.






Technical Assistance and Training Available

  • Centro de Inspección y Control Ambiental

  • Centro de Gestión Ambiental

  • Consultoría CESIGMA

  • Consultoría GEMA





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