Teddy Prasetiawan


Transboundary movements of hazardous waste become a hot topic nowadays. Its characteristics that are
harmful to humans and the environment make this type of waste is rejected by all countries anywhere in the world,
including Indonesia. This paper will explain briefly about the definition of hazardous waste, the background of
hazardous waste import ban policy, and problems in the implementation of the policy. This study applies qualitative
and descriptive method by using secondary data. There is a tendency by the developed industrial countries
for making the poor and the developing countries as “a giant trash can” for the hazardous waste they produced.
So far, Basel Convention which was organized in order to address these concerns by establishing a ban of transboundary
movements of hazardous waste, has not been able to produce a binding agreement for all countries.
Indonesia, which implements hazardous waste import ban policy, not only needs to harmonize all the rules related
to hazardous waste management, but also needs to improve the supervision of illegal traffic of hazardous waste.


Import of hazardous waste, basel convention, illegal traffic of hazardous waste

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14203/widyariset.15.1.2012.141–150


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