In a blog post published on August 30, 2018, by the non-profit organization Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), staff attorney Giulia Carlini informed that Norway proposed an amendment to the “Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal.” The amendment foresees to amend the annexes of the Basel Convention in order to limit the export of plastic waste to developing countries “that don’t have the capacity to manage it in an environmentally sound way,” Carlini explained. Such an amendment could help reduce plastic pollution, she further outlined.

While CIEL supports the proposed amendment, the organization urges countries to work “to reduce plastic production and consumption in the first place.”

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Giulia Carlini (August 30, 2018). “One small edit for a legal text, one giant leap for addressing plastic pollution: A new plastic waste proposal for the Basel Convention.CIEL