Our Work on Environmentally Sound Management of Hazardous Waste
Hazardous materials move through our borders every day in the form of spent lead-acid batteries, ozone-depleting substances and many others. We work with industry and enforcement officials to raise the standard for hazardous waste management. We provide educational tools and facilitate collaboration between enforcement agencies, supporting North American commitments under the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal.
Tools and Resources
CEC Training Materials on Environmentally Sound Management
ESM can be defined as taking all practicable steps to ensure that used and/or end-of-life products and wastes are managed in a manner that will protect human health and the environment.
Improving the Transboundary Tracking of Hazardous Waste in North America: A Regional Approach to a Global Effort
Opportunities to Improve Sound Management of Transboundary Hazardous Waste Shipments in North...
Tracking and Enforcement of Transborder Hazardous Waste Shipments in North America
A Needs Assessment
An Examination of US-generated Spent Lead-Acid Battery Exports and Secondary Lead Recycling in Canada, Mexico, and the United States
Trilateral Data Exchange System on the Import and Export of Hazardous Waste – Maintenance, Implementation, Testing and Launch of US-Mexico API Exchange in Production
Operational Plan 2021
Modernizing the Data Exchange System for Hazardous Waste Transfers
Operational Plan 2019 - 2020
Enhancing Environmental Law Enforcement in North America
Operational Plan 2013 - 2014