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U.S. Requests Nations to Omit Plastic Trade Restrictions

July 22, 2019

Via: Waste360

In a letter to the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) earlier this month, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler requested that the nations buying U.S. recyclables refrain from implementing trade restrictions outlined in the Basel Convention.

Back in May, the U.N. Basel Convention voted to add new measures to restrict and bring disclosure to plastic waste trade. Under the measure, countries now have the right to be notified in advance about plastic waste trade shipments and have the right to refuse those shipments.

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