National definition of waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste exists in Ecuador.
Wastes are substances (solid, liquid, gaseous or mixtures) or objects which are disposed of, or are intended to be disposed of or are required to be disposed of by virtue of the national law in force.
National definition of hazardous waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste exists in Ecuador.
Hazardous wastes are those solid, mixed, liquid or gaseous wastes resulting from a process of production, transformation, recycling, use or consumption which contain some compounds with reactive, inflammable, corrosive, infectious or toxic characteristics that represent a risk to human health, natural resources or the environment according to existing legal provisions.
Note: this is a definition of the Regulation for prevention and control of contamination of dangerous 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 Ecuador 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.