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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

19,500,000

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

15,800,000 1)

43,900,000 2)


Export


Amount of hazardous wastes exported

186,286

Amount of other wastes exported

33,982

Import


Amount of hazardous wastes imported

1,243,918

Amount of other wastes imported

275,538

1) Data only for Y46: Household waste collection without separately collected fractions (e.g. paper, glass, packaging, bulky waste, biodegradable kitchen waste, garden and park waste)

2) Data only for Y46: Household waste collection including separate collected fractions, garden and park waste and commercial waste collected by public services.

Basel Convention 2002
Country Fact Sheet 2003


Greece



Status of Ratifications:




Party to the Basel Convention:

04.08.1994

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


Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works

Patission 147, 112 51 Athens

Greece

Telephone: (30 1) 864 42 63



Telefax: (30 1) 864 74 20

E-Mail:


Website:

Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works

Patission 147, 112 51 Athens

Greece

Telephone: (30 1) 864 42 63



Telefax: (30 1) 864 74 20

E-Mail:


Website:




National Definition

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

Definition of waste is defined in Decree EEC 91/689, Decree EU 94/904, Decree EU 96/350 and Regulation EEC 259/93 and its amendments.


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

Definition of hazardous waste is defined in Regulation EEC 259/93 and its amendments.


Greece 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.

According to Regulation EEC 259/93.





Restrictions on Transboundary Movement

Amendment to the Basel Convention

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







Restrictions on export for final disposal and for recovery

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


Regulation EEC 259/93.

Export only after the consensus of the importing country’s authorities.







Restrictions on transit and import for final disposal and for recovery

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


Regulation EEC 259/93.
No hazardous wastes are imported by Greece for final disposal purposes.
Limited amounts of used oil and dry lead (car) batteries are imported for recovery/recycling purposes.
All transit movements must be covered by financial guarantee against third parties (covering accidents during transport through Greece).




Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation


National strategies/policies

Based on EU legislation. Care is taken for the prevention and reduction of production of hazardous wastes by use of clean technologies and minimization of hazardous characteristics involved in the wastes.



Legislation, regulations and guidelines

EEC Decree 91/156, EU Decree 94/904, and EC Decree 96/350.






Economic instruments/ initiatives

Financial support for the use of clean technologies is given to all parties involved.






Transboundary Movement Reduction Measures

National strategies/policies

Recycling/reuse/recovery within Greece is promoted; and use of wastes for energy production (as a last choice, whenever possible) before transboundary movement.







Legislation, regulations and guidelines

EEC Decree 91/156, EU Decree 94/904, and EC Decree 96/350.







Economic instruments/ initiatives

Financial support for the use of clean technologies is given to all parties involved.






Disposal/

Recovery Facilities

Disposal facilities

No facilities available.







Recovery/recycling/re-use facilities

Information could be obtained from: European Union, for implementation of Directive 91/689/EEC, for hazardous wastes, Article 8 paragraph 3 of the Decision 96/302/EU (Country report).




Bilateral, Multilateral or Regional Agreements

Multilateral agreement; OECD Decision C(92)39/FINAL on the Control of Transfrontier Movements of Wastes Destined for Recovery Operations (30 March 1992); OECD Member Countries.




Technical Assistance and Training Available

No assistance available.




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