Total Amount of Generated Hazardous Wastes
Entry ID: geodata_1703

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Summary
Abstract: Hazardous wastes. Rather than adopting one definition of hazardous waste, the Convention takes a broad view that there are 45 categories of wastes that are presumed to be hazardous in the Convention. 18 of them are waste streams (i.e. clinical wastes, mineral oils, PCB) and 27 others are wastes having clearly identified constituents (i.e. mercury, lead, asbestos, organic cyanides, halogenated organic solvents).
However, in order to be classified as hazardous, these categories of wastes need to exhibit one or more hazardous characteristics, such as being flammable, oxidizing, poisonous, infectious, corrosive, ecotoxic.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.5   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Total Amount of Generated Hazardous Wastes
Dataset Release Date: 2004-01-01
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-01-01
Stop Date: 2001-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Use Constraints Public
Ancillary Keywords
Data Center
Secretariat of the Basel Convention, United Nations Environment Programme Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.basel.int

Data Center Personnel
Name: SECRETARIAT OF THE BASEL CONVENTION
Email: sbc at unep.ch
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Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: geo at unepgrid.ch
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-09-06
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