AIMPLAS says that it can now run a series of certification tests to ensure that exports of plastic waste comply with the Basel Convention.
According to the organization, the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal is a multilateral environmental treaty that mainly involves hazardous waste. It is supported by 170 countries that protect the safety of the countries receiving waste by ensuring that the waste is not hazardous.
‘Plastic waste must meet a number of requirements described in the Basel Convention before it can be transported across the border from one country to another and the destination country can accept its entry,’ said Neus Soriano, the characterization laboratory leader at AIMPLAS.
The plastics center can now test materials’ potential for flammability, corrosivity and reactivity, identification and toxicity, and radioactivity.
This story uses material from AIMPLAS; with editorial changes made by Materials Today.