Thailand and All Asian Countries Called On to Ratify Global e-Waste Dumping Ban
June 26, 2018. Seattle, WA. The Basel Action Network (BAN) today warned South and Southeast Asian nations that they will become the next after Thailand to be hit by a tidal wave of electronic and plastic wastes if they don't move to ban the import of such wastes by ratifying an international agreement called the Basel Ban Amendment. The Ban Amendment would amend the existing Basel Convention, now agreed by 194 countries, to make it illegal to export hazardous wastes such as electronic wastes (e-waste) for any reason from developed countries of the OECD and EU blocs to developing countries.