Initial Consultative Meeting of ASEAN Member Countries on Actions for Addressing Plastic Waste under the Basel Convention

Initial Consultative Meeting of the Development of Regional Standard Requirements for Transboundary Movement (TBM) of Plastic Waste into the ASEAN Region and Pilot Study on Optimization of Domestic Plastic Waste Utilization projects as part of the Small Grants Program (SGP) on Plastic Waste from the Basel Convention.

The Initial Consultative Meeting was organized by the Basel Convention Secretariat in collaboration with BCRC-SEA & SCRC Indonesia on 4 November 2022 at the Grand Mercure Medan Angkasa Hotel, Medan, Indonesia face-to-face and back-to-back with the Asian Network Workshop for Prevention of Illegal Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes 2022 which will be held from 1 to 3 November 2022 at the Grand Mercure Medan Angkasa Hotel, Medan, Indonesia.

The purpose of the meeting is as follows:

  • Ensure that all AMS and the plastics industry in the region are aware of the implications of the amendments to the Basel Convention on plastic waste;
  • Promote the capacity of AMS in the effective control of TBMs of plastic waste to prevent illegal TBMs of plastic waste in the ASEAN region;
  • Encouraging Optimization of the Utilization of Plastic Waste Produced Domestically and minimizing the TBM of plastic waste;
  • Promote partnerships to support a circular economy in the ASEAN region to recycle plastic waste in an environmentally friendly way.

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