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The national definition of waste and hazardous waste to be used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste is being prepared.
Draft Solid Waste Management Act. The act has gone through extensive review. It uses the Basel convention definition.
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 Antigua and Barbuda 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 Antigua and Barbuda.
Restrictions on export for final disposal and for recovery
Antigua and Barbuda has no restrictions on the export of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal and for recovery.
Restrictions on import for final disposal
Antigua and Barbuda restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for final disposal.
Draft Solid Management Legislation Act will prevent the importation of Hazardous waste.
Restrictions on import for recovery
Antigua and Barbuda restricts the import of hazardous wastes and other wastes for recovery.
The Draft Solid Waste Management Act will prevent the importation of Hazardous waste.
Restriction covers OECD countries and wastes covered in the Basel Convention.
Antigua and Barbuda has very little capacity for managing hazardous wastes generated domestically, therefore hazardous wastes cannot be imported.
Restrictions on transit
Antigua and Barbuda is in a preparatory process to restrict the transit of hazardous wastes and other wastes.
This is included in the Draft Solid Management Legislation Act.
The restriction covers all hazardous wastes.
The Draft Solid Waste Management Act is being finalized by the Parliament.
Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation
Very few measures are taken to Reduce Hazardous Wastes. At the Household level, education to facilitate awareness in the reduction of Hazardous wastes is carried out.
Legislation, regulations and guidelines
Draft Solid Waste Management Act encourages the reduction of hazardous wastes.