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Japan's Ministry of the Environment intends to amend the law to strengthen e-waste export controls

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(Summary description)Japan's Ministry of the Environment September 13 basic decisions, aimed at preventing waste containing harmful substances cause environmental pollution "Basel Law" comprehensive revision to strengthen the lead and other e-waste export controls. 14, Japan's Central Environment Council recycling society group meeting would decide to establish a special committee and discuss the specific content, and strive to the next regular Diet amendment.

Japan's Ministry of the Environment intends to amend the law to strengthen e-waste export controls

(Summary description)Japan's Ministry of the Environment September 13 basic decisions, aimed at preventing waste containing harmful substances cause environmental pollution "Basel Law" comprehensive revision to strengthen the lead and other e-waste export controls. 14, Japan's Central Environment Council recycling society group meeting would decide to establish a special committee and discuss the specific content, and strive to the next regular Diet amendment.

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Japan's Ministry of the Environment September 13 basic decisions, aimed at preventing waste containing harmful substances cause environmental pollution "Basel Law" comprehensive revision to strengthen the lead and other e-waste export controls. 14, Japan's Central Environment Council recycling society group meeting would decide to establish a special committee and discuss the specific content, and strive to the next regular Diet amendment.

Japan's Kyodo News reported on September 14, "said Basel Law" is based on the developed countries to limit exports of hazardous waste to developing countries in international treaties, "Baer Se Convention" in domestic law. However, the law has never been developed since 1992 to be modified on an increasing number of e-waste does not provide clear criteria.

Recent mixed with the illegal export of waste discarded appliances to overseas governments because many times the object of which requires mixing of hazardous substances by recycling and so on. Japan has also finally returned to the cases, such as two years ago from Japan, Thailand shipped waste, Thailand refused to import, Japanese industry has finally recovered recently these wastes.

Japan's Ministry of the Environment intends to modify the law clearly limits the object of electronic waste, strengthen management. On the other hand it will also simplify import procedures lower the risk of environmental pollution waste, deregulation discussion. Earlier cases exported from Japan to South Korea's violations of waste batteries are processed, export restrictions between countries will also be strengthened.

Basel Convention stipulates that in exports and lead and hazardous substances waste containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), exporters must obtain the written consent of the other country.

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