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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


1,904,000 1)

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

4,639,000 2)

Export


Amount of hazardous wastes exported

2,194

Amount of other wastes exported

0

Import


Amount of hazardous wastes imported

3,302

Amount of other wastes imported

0




  1. Total amounts of hazardous wastes generated consist of hazardous wastes under Art. 1 (1)a (Annex I: Y1-Y45) + hazardous wastes under Art. 1 (1)b.

  2. Amount refers to Y46.

Basel Convention 2002
Country Fact Sheet 2002


Denmark



Status of Ratifications:




Party to the Basel Convention:

06.02.1994 (AA)

Amendment to the Basel Convention:

10.09.1997 (AA)

Basel protocol on Liability and Compensation:
-

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




Competent Authority






Focal Point


Soil and Waste Division

Danish Environmental Protection Agency

Strandgade 29, 1401 Copenhagen K

Denmark


Telephone: (45) 32 66 01 00

Telefax: (45) 32 66 04 79

E-Mail: joaff@mst.dk

Website:


Soil and Waste Division

Danish Environmental Protection Agency

Strandgade 29, 1401 Copenhagen K

Denmark


Telephone: (45) 32 66 01 00

Telefax: (45) 32 66 04 79

E-Mail: joaff@mst.dk

Website:





National Definition

National definition of waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste exists in Denmark.

According to EU directive 75/442/EEC article 1 (a): waste shall mean any substance or object in the categories set out in Annex I which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard.


National definition of hazardous waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste exists in Denmark.

According to the Danish Statutory Order of Waste no 619 Hazardous waste shall mean waste featuring on the list of waste in Appendix 2 and marked as hazardous waste and which complies with the criteria mentioned in Appendices 3 and 4, as well as waste which complies with the criteria mentioned in Appendices 3 and 4.


Denmark regulates/controls additional wastes as hazardous that are not included in Art. 1 (1)a of the Basel Convention and would be controlled for the purpose of transboundary movements pursuant to Art. 1 (1)b.

In Annex V in Commission Decision of 24 November 1999, Denmark – as the rest of EU- has listed hazardous waste which are subject to decision II/12 of the Convention.


Denmark requires special consideration for the following waste(s) when subjected to transboundary movement: Waste destined for final disposal.


Restrictions on Transboundary Movement

Amendment to the Basel Convention

The amendment to the Basel Convention (Decision III/1) has been implemented in Denmark.







Restrictions on export for final disposal

Denmark restricts the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal.


Article 14, 1 of Council Regulation no. 259/93: All exports of waste for final disposal shall be prohibited, except those to EFTA countries which are also parties to the Basel Convention. In part 2 of this article some specifications to the disposal in the EFTA countries which has to be fulfilled otherwise the export will be banned. In exceptional cases the export of waste for final disposal according to article 4,3(a)(ii) can be accepted.
Article 8a part 1 of Statutory Order no. 264 of 3 April 2000 on changes of the Statutory Order of import and export of waste.





Restrictions on export for recovery

Denmark restricts the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for recovery.


Council decision 259/93 of 1 February 1993. Export of waste for recovery between OECD countries has to be notified except waste on annex II in Council decision 259/93. Export of waste on annex V in Council decision 259/93, for recovery to Basel non-Annex VII countries is banned according to article 16 in Council Regulation 259/93.





Restrictions on import for final disposal

Denmark restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal. Council Regulation no 259/93 article 19 which entered into force 1 February 1993.


Article 8a part 1 of Statutory Order no. 264 of 3 April 2000 on changes of the Statutory Order of import and export of waste.





Restrictions on import for recovery

Denmark restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for recovery.


Article 21 of the EU Waste Shipment Regulation.





Restrictions on transit

Denmark restricts the transit of hazardous wastes and other wastes.


Council Regulation 259/93 articles 23 and 24.
The transit has to be notified.




Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation


National strategies/policies

The Government’s National Waste Plan, Waste 21, sets out the overall strategy for waste management and introduces a series of initiatives for treatment of waste. As a result of Waste 21, Denmark has started the preparation of a national strategy for waste prevention.


The reduction and/or elimination of hazardous waste is not only based on a separate strategy but is also based on bans and phasing out of chemicals which is implemented through the national strategy of chemicals.





Measures taken by industries/waste generators

Environmentally sound management, ISO- and EMAS- systems are widespread in industries. New initiatives are set out in the coming strategy for waste prevention.







Transboundary Movement Reduction Measures

Legislation, regulations and guidelines

National legislation is based on Council Regulation 259/93.







Disposal/

Recovery Facilities

Information could be obtained from Waste Base by the European Topic Center on Waste; www.etc-waste.int; and The annual Danish Waste Statistics; www.mst/homepage.dk (search for publications).





Bilateral, Multilateral or Regional Agreements

Multilateral agreement; OECD Decision C(2001)107/FINAL on the Control of Transfrontier Movements of Wastes Destined for Recovery Operations; OECD Member Countries.






Technical Assistance and Training Available

  • Danish EPA, Strandgade 29, 1401 Copenhagen, Denmark. Help is granted on ad hoc basis.

  • Municipalities. Help is granted on ad hoc basis.




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