This Waste Crime Alert #5 summarises information that was published between December 2019 and February 2020. The waste crime alerts report primarily on transboundary waste crime cases. The Waste Crime Alert is structured as follows:
- Publications and Legislative updates
- News cases published
- IGO Enforcement action
- Media posts
In the identified 17 cases the following types of waste were reported: e-waste, plastic waste, hazardous waste, mixed waste including household, industry, paper and food waste, ozone depleting substances, shipbreaking and metal scrap.
There is one case involving an illicit export from Europe to Africa, in four cases the route is from Europe to Asia, in seven cases there are routes within Europe, in four cases there is waste exported from North America to Asia or within Asia and finally in one case there is export from Asia to Europe (Hydrofluorocarbons). Seven cases included a repatriation of waste.
For questions about the Waste Crime Alert, please contact Susan van den Brink.