Study on the implementation and synergies among Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions and the Strategic Approach to international Chemicals Management (SAICM) within the Barcelona Convention signatories
This review of Best Available Techniques (BATs) and Best Environmental Practices (BEPs) for hazardous waste treatment in the Mediterranean Region aims to provide a reference document to be used by the Mediterranean countries to improve their hazardous waste treatment practices.
The types of hazardous waste treatments considered in this review have been classified into four main categories: treatment, thermal treatment, use of hazardous waste in industrial processes and landfill.
The main objective of this guideline is to inform companies that have offices and/or an administrative area at their headquarters about the opportunities to apply good housekeeping practices to minimize the environmental impact of their activity and, at the same time, to encourage them to look for new opportunities to prevent pollution in their operations.
The study presents the most important good practices in administrative procedures and groups them in seven categories that refer to the main vectors involved: purchasing criteria, efficiency in the use of water, paper and energy, suitable maintenance, waste management and cleaning.