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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

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.

Related Publications

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Tracking Hazardous Waste

Improving the Transboundary Tracking of Hazardous Waste in North America: A Regional Approach to a Global Effort

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Crossing the Border

Opportunities to Improve Sound Management of Transboundary Hazardous Waste Shipments in North...

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Hazardous Trade?

An Examination of US-generated Spent Lead-Acid Battery Exports and Secondary Lead Recycling in Canada, Mexico, and the United States