Earth Report returns to the toxic waste issue, in a programme that shows how international law has been surprisingly effective at combating the poison trade, despite being criticised by environmentalists and developing countries. In 1990, before governments signed the Basel Convention to control the trans-frontier dumping of hazardous wastes, TVE first exposed the damage that toxic waste dumping was inflicting on developing countries. The international trade in toxic waste has been outlawed since the Basel Convention came into force in 1992. Since then, Earth Report has followed nations’ efforts to enforce its provisions. This film takes a look at how the Basel ban has stopped toxic traders dumping their waste on the doorsteps of developing nations.
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