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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

103,344

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

357,522

Total amount of hazardous wastes generated


460,866

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

Not reported

Export


Amount of hazardous wastes exported

2,362

Amount of other wastes exported

0

Import


Amount of hazardous wastes imported

305,398

Amount of other wastes imported

0


Basel Convention 2002
Country Fact Sheet 2003


Maldives



Status of Ratifications:




Party to the Basel Convention:

28.04.1992 (a)

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


The Deputy Minister

Ministry of Environment, Energy and Water

Huravee Building, Ameer Ahmed Magu

Male 20-05

Republic of Maldives

Telephone: (960) 332 48 61

Telefax: (960) 332 22 86

E-Mail: env@environment.gov.mv

Website:


The Deputy Minister

Ministry of Environment, Energy and Water

Huravee Building, Ameer Ahmed Magu

Male 20-05

Republic of Maldives

Telephone: (960) 332 48 61

Telefax: (960) 332 22 86

E-Mail: env@environment.gov.mv

Website:





National Definition

There is no national definition of waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste in Maldives.
National definition of hazardous waste used for the purpose of transboundary movements of waste exists in Maldives.

Hazardous waste is defined as any waste that is harmful to human health and environment.


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.
Maldives requires special consideration for the following waste(s) when subjected to transboundary movement: Nuclear wastes.



Restrictions on Transboundary Movement

Amendment to the Basel Convention

The amendment to the Basel Convention (Decision III/1) has not been implemented in Maldives.

However, the Environment Protection and Preservation Act (4/93) prohibits the disposal of hazardous waste within the territory of the Maldives.






Restrictions on export for final disposal and for recovery

Maldives 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

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


Environment Protection and Preservation Act of Maldives (Law 4/93).
The restriction covers all countries and all hazardous wastes.
The Environment Protection and Preservation Act of the Republic of Maldives States that hazardous waste shall not be disposed within the country.





Restrictions on transit

Maldives has no restrictions on the transit of hazardous wastes and other wastes.


Though the Act (Law 4/93) does not specifically address the issue of transit of hazardous waste, the Act (Law 4/93) can be used to control the transit of hazardous waste. The basis is that disposing of hazardous waste is prohibited within the country.




Reduction and/or Elimination of Hazardous Waste Generation

National strategies/policies

Introduction of Environmental Impact Assessment Process for new development projects including industries.



Legislation, regulations and guidelines

Mandatory Environmental Impact Assessment Process for the new industry.






Transboundary Movement Reduction Measures

None.






Disposal/

Recovery Facilities

Disposal facilities

Thilafushi (Waste Management Site); A shallow lagoon area reclaimed to create an island. ; D1, D4, D10, D13, D15







Recovery/recycling/re-use facilities

No facilities available.






Bilateral, Multilateral or Regional Agreements

No agreements.




Technical Assistance and Training Available

Ministry of Environment and Construction.




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