Our Priorities

Basel Convention

The Basel Convention is currently the only legally binding global instrument that aims to protect human health and the environment by controlling the transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and other wastes with specific guidelines on the environmentally sound management of plastic wastes.

Under the Basel Convention countries are legally obliged to develop national legislation to implement the convention and sets global standards on waste management, minimization, prevention, reduction, and circularity including guidance in developing industry benchmarks.

The WPC is an accredited observer to the Basel Convention, and advocates for policies to advance circularity by promoting innovation, unleashing public-private investments, and addressing gaps to accelerate action in the sound management of chemicals and wastes.