Co-Chairs huddle with Secretariat over a point of order raised by Brazil
The Eleventh Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal (OEWG11) opened for its final day on Thursday, 6 September 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. The OEWG met in plenary all day.
OEWG11 adopted decisions on:
guidelines for environmentally sound management;
technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with persistent organic pollutants (POPs);
technical guidelines on transboundary movements of electric and electronic wastes (e-waste) and used electrical and electronic equipment, in particular regarding the distinction between waste and non-waste under the Basel Convention;
technical guidelines on incineration on land and specially engineered landfill;
types of waste for which practical guidance on the development of national inventories would be useful;
electronic approaches to notification and movement documents;
marine plastic litter and microplastics;
the creation of a new Partnership on Plastic Waste and its possible terms of reference;
consideration of an amendment of the Convention Annexes reclassifying plastic wastes;
waste containing nanomaterials;
comments on the development of guidance by the Basel Convention Committee Administering the Mechanism for Promoting Implementation and Compliance;
the way forward for a review of Convention Annexes I, III and IV and related aspects of Annex IX;
the Partnership on Household Waste; and
cooperation with the World Customs Organization on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System.
Delegates also reviewed its draft biennial work programme for 2020-2021 and approved the report of the meeting.
OEWG11 Co-Chair Mohammed Khashashneh (Jordan) gaveled the meeting to a close at 1:52 pm.
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