International Trade in Waste is rapidly increasing

A 2005 report by the European Network for the Implementation and Enforcement of Environmental Law (IMPEL) found that ” international trade in waste is rapidly increasing.”

The report mentions the financial profit involved in trash smuggling creates a ” strong incentive for those in the waste chain to avoid controls over the movement and treatment of waste. Financially, there are strong incentives for waste producers, brokers, carriers and others, to exploit any opportunity to avoid these controls.”

(Additional environmental crimes.)

 

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  1. Source: “IMPEL-TFS THREAT ASSESSMENT PROJECT: THE ILLEGAL SHIPMENT OF WASTE AMONG IMPEL MEMBER STATES: Project Report,” April 2006, (accessed: January 9, 2007).

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