Transboundary movement of wastes, particularly hazardous wastes must be generally discouraged.
Export of hazardous wastes from industrial countries to non-OECD countries must be virtually banned. Well-defined exceptions to this principle should be allowed only for wastes to be recycled under strict safety conditions.
The oncoming session of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention is a juncture not to be missed for strengthening the international discipline to this aim.
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