Plastics may be removed from recycling export green list

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According to Zero Waste Europe (ZWE), plastic waste exports dropped almost 50% from 12.5 million tonnes in 2016, to 5.8 million tonnes in 2018.
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A proposal from the Norwegian Government could lead to plastics destined for recycling being removed from the export green list.

Amendments to the Basel Convention have been submitted by the Norwegian Government "in order to increase the effectiveness of the [Basel] Convention as regards plastics wastes, and especially wastes that lead to marine pollution".

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