Members of the Basel Convention are set to consider a proposal that exporters of plastic waste should receive permission from destination countries in advance of material being sent.

According to Zero Waste Europe, the proposal – being put forward by Norway – is for a system known as “prior informed consent” to generate greater transparency and accountability in the global trade of plastic waste. The system is already in place for other types of hazardous waste, the group says.

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