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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

1)

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



Total amount of hazardous wastes generated

1)

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

Not reported

Export


Amount of hazardous wastes exported

6,511

Amount of other wastes exported

0

Import


Amount of hazardous wastes imported

4,815

Amount of other wastes imported

0

1) Amounts of generation of hazardous wastes under Art. 1(1)a are not available as Japan’s waste classification system for the internal waste control is different from those of Basel Convention.



Basel Convention 2002
Country Fact Sheet 2002


Jordan



Status of Ratifications:




Party to the Basel Convention:

22.06.1989 (AA)

Amendment to the Basel Convention:

06.12.2004 (AA)

Basel protocol on Liability and Compensation:
-

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




Competent Authority






Focal Point


The Secretary General

Ministry of Environment

P.O. Box 1408, Amman 11941

Jordan


Telephone: (962 6) 535 01 49 or 534 58 48

Telefax: (962 6) 535 00 84

E-Mail: moenv@moenv.gov.jo or              y.shuraiki@moenv.gov.jo

Website:


The Secretary General

Ministry of Environment

P.O. Box 1408, Amman 11941

Jordan


Telephone: (962 6) 535 01 49 or 534 58 48

Telefax: (962 6) 535 00 84

E-Mail: moenv@moenv.gov.jo or               y.shuraiki@moenv.gov.jo

Website:





National Definition

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

Any material which cannot be disposed of at the public garbage dump sites or drainage network due to its hazardous characteristics, harmful impact on the environment and the safety of the organism and which require special means for handling and disposing of, same as are specified in table No.3 which is annexed to Regulation No. 43/1999.


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

Any material which cannot be disposed of at the public garbage dump sites or drainage network due to its hazardous characteristics, harmful impact on the environment and the safety of the organism and which require special means for handling and disposing of, same as are specified in table No.3 which is annexed to Regulation No. 43/1999.


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 Jordan 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 been implemented in Jordan.







Restrictions on export for final disposal and for recovery

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







Restrictions on import for final disposal and for recovery

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


Environment Protection Law No. 12/1995 and its Regulation No. 43/1999: Management and Circulation of the Harmful and Hazardous Materials.
The restriction covers all countries.





Restrictions on transit

Jordan restricts the transit of hazardous wastes and other wastes.


In accordance with Basel Convention.
The restriction covers all parties to the Basel convention.




Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation

National strategies/policies

Encourage recycling; use production procedure that are environment friendly; and use alternatives for hazard inputs.



Legislation, regulations and guidelines

Practice of applying hazardous waste treatment fees is in preparation.






Economic instruments/ initiatives

None.






Measures taken by industries/waste generators

Use production ways that are environment friendly; and use alternative for hazard inputs, if available.







Others

None.





Transboundary Movement Reduction Measures

National strategies/policies

Wastes are exported only if there is no facility within the country to treat them or dispose of them.


Legislation, regulations and guidelines

None.






Economic instruments/ initiatives

None.






Measures taken by industries/waste generators

None.






Others

None.





Disposal/

Recovery Facilities

Disposal facilities

  • Swaga storage and disposal central facility.

  • Swaga, Jordan/General Corporation for Environment Protection; Storage areas and landfill cells are operated. Treatment units are under consideration.







Recovery/recycling/re-use facilities

  • Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company; Used oil recovery; R9




Bilateral, Multilateral or Regional Agreements

No agreements.






Technical Assistance and Training Available

  • Royal Scientific Society

  • Civil Defense Department

  • Ministry of Health

  • Customs Department

  • Ministry of Trade and Industry


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