Guidance materials relevant for the environmentally sound management of plastic waste

Several guidance, guidelines, manuals, methodologies and strategies have been developed under the Basel Convention to assist Parties and others in its implementation. The table below lists materials of particular relevance for Parties in meeting their obligations with respect to the plastic waste amendment .

Further information is available on the Framework for the environmentally sound management (ESM) of hazardous wastes and other wastes , Following adoption of the ESM framework, an expert working group on ESM has developed practical tools to promote implementation of the framework, grouped in the ESM toolkit . The Technical guidelines on the identification and environmentally sound management of plastic wastes and for their disposal are currently being updated.

 

YearUN-numberTitleDownload
Items: 11  Files: 18
2016UNEP/CHW/PUB/GUID/MethodologicalGuideMethodological guide for the development of inventories of hazardous wastes and other wastes under the Basel Convention 2.52 MB
2002UNEP/CHW.6/21Technical guidelines for the identification and environmentally sound management of plastic wastes and for their disposal685 K
2013UNEP/CHW.11/3/Add.1/Rev.1Follow-up to the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative to improve the effectiveness of the Basel Convention: Framework for the environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes and other wastes339.14 K
2017UNEP/CHW.13/4/Add.1/Rev.1Follow-up to the Indonesian-Swiss country-led initiative to improve the effectiveness of the Basel Convention: Set of practical manuals for the promotion of the environmentally sound management of wastes159.98 K548.14 K
2019UNEP/CHW.14/5/Add.1Development of guidelines for environmentally sound management: Revised draft practical manuals on extended producer responsibility and financing systems for environmentally sound management275.14 K
2017UNEP/CHW.13/INF/11/Rev.1Guidance to assist Parties in developing efficient strategies for achieving the prevention and minimization of the generation of hazardous and other wastes and their disposal150.57 K565.89 K
2017UNEP/CHW.13/INF/37/Rev.1Guidance manual on how to improve the sea-land interface7.58 MB2.53 MB
2019UNEP/CHW.14/INF/6Revised draft practical manual for stakeholders to ensure that notifications of transboundary movements meet environmentally sound management requirements 76.9 K128.55 K
2019UNEP/CHW.14/INF/7Revised draft guidance to assist Parties in developing efficient strategies for achieving recycling and recovery of hazardous and other wastes117.31 K306.36 K
2019UNEP/CHW.14/INF/8Revised draft guidance on how to address the environmentally sound management of wastes in the informal sector89.2 K202.88 K
2019UNEP/CHW.14/INF/32Revised draft overall guidance document on the environmentally sound management of household waste59.88 MB3.2 MB

Awareness-raising materials on plastic waste and related initiatives

The Secretariat has developed a series of factsheets to raise awareness of plastic waste and inform about relevant initiatives undertaken by the Secretariat and its partners.

         
Actions to address Plastic
Waste
  Plastic Waste Partnership   Marine plastic litter and
microplastics
         
Tackling plastic waste in
Bangladesh and Ghana

 
 
    PET - The pathway of your
(recyclable) plastic bottle


  Municipal waste
management in Geneva